de·​mon·​e·​tize | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈmä-nə-ˌtīz How to pronounce demonetize (audio) , -ˈmə- How to pronounce demonetize (audio) \
demonetized; demonetizing; demonetizes

Definition of demonetize

transitive verb

1 : to stop using (a metal) as a monetary standard
2 : to deprive of value for official payment

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demonetization \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌmä-​nə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce demonetization (audio) , -​ˌmə-​ \ noun

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When content is taken down, demoted or demonetized, websites should explain exactly which standards have been violated, and how. Chris Cox, WSJ, "Hawley’s Bad Idea to Protect Speech," 23 June 2019 But after an outcry from activists and LGBT advocates, the company decided to demonetize Crowder’s videos. Ashley Mcbride,, "SF Pride board contacted Google over YouTube controversy, official says," 7 June 2019 A year after YouTube took steps to correct the problem, however, transgender creators were still claiming that YouTube’s algorithms were automatically demonetizing and restricting their content. Aja Romano, Vox, "YouTube may allow hate speech if it’s part of a larger argument. Yikes.," 6 June 2019 Currently, if a copyright holder files a complaint against PewDiePie, YouTube can remove the video or demonetize it. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "YouTube now runs pop-ups on videos that warn users of EU copyright proposal," 20 Nov. 2018 Recall YouTube’s pledges to give advertisers more controls, to hire more human content checkers and its move to demonetize channels that didn’t meet a certain threshold? Lara O’reilly, WSJ, "CMO Today: AT&T Announces Streaming Bundle; WPP Resists Breakup Talk; YouTube Brand Safety Issues Linger," 20 Apr. 2018 Facebook demonetized publishers of fake news by preventing them from letting them use its advertising tools. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook beats Twitter at fighting fake news, a new study found," 15 Sep. 2018 Last August, YouTube rolled out a process for creators to appeal when their videos are demonetized. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "YouTube Will Help Creators Make Money With More Than Just Ads," 21 June 2018 This resulted in a wave of videos being demonetized, which angered YouTubers who could no longer attach money-making ads to their videos. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Livid over site’s policies, YouTube shooter trained for attack, shot randomly," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of demonetize

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for demonetize

French démonétiser, from dé- de- + Latin moneta coin — more at mint

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