New YouTube Community Guidelines Strikes System 2019, YouTube along with creators on the platform found that clear policies, consistent enforcement, and the transparency as to what’s happening to their channels were the most significant factors that should shape the Community Guidelines and systems concerning violations. On the first violation, YouTube would issue a “one-time warning” without any penalty, as the first violation can also be unintentional or because of lack of understanding of Guidelines.
Youtube Strikes System would have escalating penalties with each strike and all violations concerning Community Guidelines will have the same penalties. As in, a channel portraying visuals banned by the platform would have the same penalty as a channel posting content that they didn’t create or are not authorized to use.
The youtube first strike will get a channel frozen for one week. Users won’t be able to upload or stream any new content to YouTube. That strike will expire after 90 days. The second strike within that 90-day period will result in a two-week uploading freeze and the third strike in that 90-day period will cause YouTube to shut down the channel.
In the blogpost, YouTube mentioned that 98% of creators never break youtube Community Guidelines and according to the company the three-strike system works as “94% of those who do receive a first strike never get a second one”.