As we reported in our cryptocurrency news earlier this week, YouTube has aggressively started deleting cryptocurrency related content from some of the biggest crypto influencers in the industry. Now, even more influencers took it to Twitter and Reddit saying how much this hurts them and how YouTube started it without a warning.
One of them was the YouTuber Chris Dunn, whose channel has over 210,000 subscribers. Dunn said that the platform had removed all of his videos which mentioned cryptocurrencies. Other crypto influencers said the same and pointed out to similar moves.
With more than 210,000 subscribers, Dunn noticed that some of his videos were gone this Monday. Following this, he tweeted:
“@YouTube just removed most of my crypto videos citing ‘harmful or dangerous content’ and ‘sale of regulated goods’… it’s been 10 years of making videos, 200k+ subs, and 7M+ views. WTF are you guys doing @TeamYouTube?!”
As one of the most vocal crypto influencers out there, Dunn has started the comment threads and was followed by many of his colleagues. On December 24, Robert Beadles who is a host of the YouTube channel Crypto Beadles (which has thousands of subscribers) noticed that in the same way, YouTube had shut him down temporarily.
“Hey peeps! @YouTube @YTCreators has shut us down for a while. Guess free content and never taking a penny for any content is bad? We’ll post on my Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram going forward all accounts are under Robert Beadles there. God Bless #censorship #youtube #bitcoin,” he said on Twitter.
Even though his page is up and running again, Beadles is one of the crypto influencers who shouted online and directly pointed fingers to YouTube. The other Bitcoin news show that Ivan on Tech – a tech channel host with more than 200k subscribers – was also affected by the ban. His account received one strike and he has set all of his videos to private now “as a precaution.”
There is even one tweet that paints the picture of all the crypto influencers and YouTubers who lost content and saw their crypto-related content banned from the platform.
It seems that a reason why YouTube would have to go after crypto channels is any links to external websites/exchanges in video descriptions
— Omar Bham (Crrrrypt0) (@crypt0snews) December 25, 2019
At press time, it seems that there is no public statement by YouTube on why this is happening and why the crypto-related content is being banned. The video giant did not respond to our request for comment on the situation.
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