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15 times YouTube turned its back on creators since the first upload 15 years ago this week

🛡In the 15 years since, YouTube has eroded most of the creator-focused culture that helped build the platform.

This week was the 15th anniversary of the very first video uploaded to YouTube and in the 15 years since that initial upload, YouTube has drastically transformed from a platform that was once focused on independent creators to a platform that now embraces corporations.

Here are 15 of the key moments that changed YouTube from a platform that supported creators to one that favors corporate media:

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