Marking content as "Explicit" is essential when the material in the content includes language, visuals, or themes that are not appropriate for all audiences, particularly younger viewers. Here are instances when content should be marked as explicit:
Profanity: If the video contains strong language or profanity.
Sexual Content: If there is any form of nudity or sexual content.
Graphic Violence: If the video includes scenes of violence or gore that are particularly graphic.
Sensitive Themes: If the content deals with sensitive or controversial issues that may not be suitable for younger or sensitive audiences.
Substance Use: Depiction of drug use or excessive alcohol consumption.
Selecting an incorrect option regarding the explicit nature of the content can have several consequences:
Marked as Explicit When It's Not:
a. Limited Reach: The video may reach a narrow audience, as it might be restricted to adult viewers. This could limit the exposure and engagement of the video.
b. Monetization Challenges: Some advertisers may not want their ads displayed alongside explicit content, affecting the video's monetization potential.
c. User Mistrust: If users expect explicit content based on the label but don't find any, they may feel misled or believe the content creator needs to be more credible.
Not Marked as Explicit When It Is:
a. Community Guidelines Violation: The video hosting platform may have community guidelines that prohibit or limit the distribution of explicit content. If the contnet violates these guidelines, it can be taken down, and the account may face penalties or even termination.
b. Legal Consequences: Depending on the jurisdiction, there may be laws regarding distributing explicit content to minors. Failure to appropriately label explicit content could have legal ramifications.
c. Damage to Brand Reputation: If the content is associated with a brand or business, failure to appropriately label explicit content could harm the brand’s reputation and alienate portions of the audience.
d. Viewer Backlash: Some viewers may be offended or upset if they are exposed to explicit content they weren't expecting