de·​mon·​e·​tize | \(ˌ)dē-ˈmä-nə-ˌtīz, -ˈmə- \

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, -​ˌmə-​ \ noun

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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 The news today comes after months of frustration from the creators community who claim YouTube’s new algorithms have been demonetizing their content by making it harder to earn ad revenue. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "YouTube will now let creators play prerecorded videos during live streams," 21 June 2018 In fact, the project is streaming completely free with all its music videos demonetized on the 25-year-old's personal YouTube channel. Jeff Benjamin, Billboard, "Amber Opens Up About 'Rogue Rouge' Mixtape, Heartbreak & Why 'Love Is Love'," 26 Apr. 2018 That for some reason there was a bug on YouTube where every video with iPhone 10 or the X in the title got demonetized for a couple hours. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee, a.k.a. MKBHD, on Recode Media," 16 Apr. 2018 YouTube, which opened a revenue-sharing program more than a decade ago, has long been accused by angry creators of demonetizing videos for arbitrary and inscrutable reasons. Kevin Roose, New York Times, "Facebook’s Other Critics: Its Viral Stars," 8 Apr. 2018 Plenty of YouTubers have seen their content demonetized or removed due to the way YouTube's algorithm and moderators filter out potentially offensive content and content that goes against Community Guidelines. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "YouTube expands firearms restrictions, more gun videos to be banned," 22 Mar. 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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