YouTube claims that deleting the crypto videos and users from its platform last week was an accident and that all of them will be back online shortly. However, if you check the platform right now, the videos haven’t been reinstated yet so let’s see more how the problem is developing in the crypto news below.
YouTube claims that the videos were only canceled and not deleted and that this happened ‘’in error.’’ The social media platform explained that the sites have been put back online but after a quick check today we saw that none of them have been restored. A YouTube spokesman said:
“With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call. When it’s brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it.”
The spokesman added that there was no change in policy made regarding crypto and that everyone that got affected was contacted and brought back the channel without any penalties. Hundreds of crypto sites were removed from the platform because of ‘’breach of terms of services’’ and this decision started a massive wave of paranoia and fear as well as many interesting theories that YouTube itself was getting into crypto. Thousands of subscribers and users were affected by this decision.
When a video with the Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin was deleted because it was perceived as dangerous or harmful content, Buterin said that the decision is ‘’just weird’’ and stated that we need alternatives to YouTube. While the company claimed that all of the affected videos were reinstated, it seems that this is not the case. For most of the popular channels such as Ivan on Tech, DataDash, SunnyDecree, and Boxmining that had all of their videos removed, there’s still not one single video reinstated. The only video left was from the Sunny Decree’s channel made two days ago called ‘’EMERGENCY: COORDINATED ATTACK AGAINST BITCOIN AND CRYPTO!!!’’
The YouTube spokesperson said that the users can appeal the removals and the company will review each appeal. However, Alex Saunders who runs NuggetsNewAU, said that he contacted the platform and even got 2 strikes in the past 24 hours, he still hasn’t gotten any answer from the company and continued:
‘’This is really scary. We’ve hired new staff. I have a wife & baby to support. I can’t fix the problem if I don’t know what I’ve done or who to communicate with!?”
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