One of Zimbabwe’s most active online publishers Gambakwe Media was hit with three strikes by Youtube and the channel lost its monetization. This means that Pardon Gambakwe is no longer making money on his videos on YouTube. Gambakwe has opened a new Youtube Channel Gambakwe Entertainment to try and recover from the loss of Gambakwe Media Youtube which had 30000 Subscribers.
Gambakwe Media was making about $3000 US dollars a month from YouTube. This money was the main source of income for Gambakwe Media from numbers on thier news website they make about $500 a month. With majority of their income gone will Gambakwe Media survive or be able to continue in business.
Gambakwe Media maybe on the brink of bankruptcy without any money coming into the business. There is a huge difference from making $3500 US dollars a month to making only $500 from Gambakwe .com from past reporting Pardon Gambakwe has claimed he started Gambakwe media from his retirement which was $500,000 Rands a story many have suspected is a lie. Since you can register a website for $15 and pay $$50 a year hosting and $350 average to get a website developed. Youtube and Facebook are free so how Gambakwe started Gambakwe Media with $500,000 is a very suspicious story.
Gambakwe Media received the strikes when Maynard Manyowa filed the strikes on them after Gambakwe posted videos which made fun of Maynard Manyowa and his father Prophet Shepard Bushiri.
According to Youtube Policy Maynard Manyowa was 100% right to file the strikes on Pardon Gambakwe since Youtube does now allow anyone to post videos that insult others . Gambakwe Media made a very huge mistake by insulting someone like Maynard Manyowa who is very knowledgeable in Youtube .
Here is what YouTube policy reads
Google-owned Youtube will no longer allow anyone on its platform to post content that “maliciously insults” others based on protected traits including race, gender expression and sexual orientation, the company announced Wednesday.
The change, which was issued as part of Youtube regular harassment policy comes after the company was forced to publicly address a harassment claim one of its creators lodged against another. In late May, Vox journalist Carlos Maza, who identifies as gay, spoke out about repeated harassment he said he experienced from conservative YouTube host Steven Crowder, who regularly made fun of Maza’s race and sexual orientation.