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YouTube creators’ feud leads to demonetization

Looks like YouTube creators’ Alia Shelesh and Jack Douglass’s feud had consequences

youtube creators' feud leads to demonetization

YouTube took to X to reveal they demonetized Sssniperwolf after another creator accused her of doxxing him.

YouTube demonetizes Sssniperwolf

The news comes after an internet feud between Alia Shelesh, the YouTuber known as SSSniperwolf, and Jack Douglass, the creator behind Jacksfilms, escalated last weekend in an incident that Douglass described as making him fear for his safety.

Douglass, who has almost 5 million subscribers on YouTube, took to X, previously Twitter, and said Shelesh came to his home and posted images of it to Instagram. The Tweet reads “Sssniperwolf just doxxed me on her IG. Creepy, gross, violating.”

Before it was removed, Shelesh’s Instagram story said “let’s talk like adults.” It was shared to her 5 million plus Instagram followers. 

Doxxing is online slang that refers to when someone searches for and publishes private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the internet, typically with malicious intent.

Shelesh initially defended herself against Douglass’ accusations. “I have no idea how to Dox,” she wrote on her Instagram story, adding that Douglass had “been harassing me for months then plays victim.”

Eventually, YouTube got involved. The social media platform responded to Douglass’s post on X, stating, “Confirming SSSniperWolf has received a temporary monetization suspension per Creator Responsibility policies. Off-platform actions that put others’ personal safety at risk harm our community & the behavior on both sides isn’t what we want on YT. Hoping everyone helps move this convo to a better place.”

YouTube personality Douglass has criticized Shelesh in the past for using viral TikTok content without permission or crediting the original creators. In a recent video, Douglass claimed that Shelesh frequently uses TikTok content without reaching out to the creators for permission or giving them credit. Douglass has also mocked Shelesh’s videos on his parody channel.

Sssniperwolf reacts

Shelesh on Friday issued an apology in a post on X, writing that her recent actions are “inexcusable.”

“Jacksfilm, while we certainly don’t see eye to eye and have our differences, I am sorry for reacting the way I did when I should’ve taken the opportunity to show young creators how adults and professionals resolve conflict by communicating directly, respectfully, and privately; not for views or content, but a meaningful example of how conflict should be solved,” she wrote.

She thanked YouTube for what she described as holding her accountable by temporarily demonetizing her platform. “I deserve it, respect the decision, and appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow from a true lapse in judgment,” she wrote.

It is hard to tell if her apology is enough to get her monetization benefits back on YouTube.

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