Video sharing platform YouTube removed 251,000 subscriber channel Anthony ‘Pump’ Pompliano, co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital and host of The Pump Podcast before retrieving it later.
In an October 11 update to his Twitter account, Pompliano – a bitcoin (BTC) bull known for his interviews with skeptics and others known for educating about crypto – Said He received a message from YouTube encouraging “illegal activity”, claiming a recent livestream interview with stock-to-flow model maker Planby. Pompliano’s entire channel was unavailable for about two hours before returning to the platform, with all videos and crypto on BTC available to the public.
“[YouTube] An interview on Bitcoin, the content was harmful and dangerous ” Said Stylish. “They said then we would get a strike, but then I got a second email that the channel was being deleted a few seconds later.”
According to Pompeo, he had Received Not a “strike” – a violation of YouTube’s Community Guidelines; A strike in three days could result in the permanent removal of a channel – and the video did not appear to contain any suspicious content or otherwise. However, the Platform’s guidelines state that channels have the right to remove “dedicated cases of serious abuse” or accounts dedicated to content, including hate speech, harassment or camouflage.
YouTube previously targeted crypto-related content on the platform, its algorithms identifying videos from BTC and other cryptocurrencies as “harmful content” and leaving human reviewers to evaluate any reason to appeal. In the case of the pump, he was able to get it Attention Within minutes, YouTube’s support team on Twitter – probably because of its 1.1 million followers and verified accounts. However, other crypto content creators have reported days of waiting after their channels have similarly shut down.
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The seemingly arbitrary removal of the account of a major player in crypto space highlights the dangers of relying on centralized platforms such as YouTube. Last week, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for about six hours, probably disrupting community engagement between crypto and blockchain projects.
Also, YouTube has been in the spotlight for its efforts to clear up videos of misinformation about the health surrounding the Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic. In August, the platform said it had removed more than a million videos “related to dangerous coronavirus data” since February 2020.