So maybe shooters are goona shoot at people anyway, but Youtube doesn’t want to be the Online Education Destination for mass murderers who want to better prepare for a high score. Google is a private company that isn’t discriminating against a protected group (at least in THIS instance, hah) with this move, so while these restrictions will also punish honest people, I don’t see how it isn’t their perogative to enact them.
Unfortunately the article doesn’t say what, specifically, their motivation or goal is, beyond typical corporate-speak nonsense, but for all we know they have evidence that training/information/marketing videos that fall under this umbrella have been used in specific ways by specific people that Youtube doesn’t want to lend aid to.
Of course, they still have Boeing 767 training videos up in case any future terrorists want to recreate 9/11 and don’t feel like picking up the latest version of Microsoft flight Simulator.
I’m not without empathy for hobbyists though, because I can imagine how upset I’d be if they nuked general home & appliance repair or gaming videos from the site.