YouTube backs down on censorship of accounts dealing with cryptocurrencies, it was a mistake
YouTube backs down on censorship of accounts dealing with cryptocurrencies, it was a mistake

By Roberto D. | CryptoFarm | 27 Dec 2019


Part 1: YouTube ban videos on cryptocurrencies, protests and boycott threats from the community


However you want to see it, the important thing is that the situation is returning to normal, it remains that this Christmas will go down in history among the youtubers who deal with cryptocurrencies like a horror Christmas; oh yes, because after having worked so hard to build a successful channel, many accounts have seen their contents deleted on the platform without even a valid reason. It is not a good feeling to see the work of years going up in smoke within twenty-four hours, let's say this will go down in history as the worst Christmas present ever; all is well what ends well, however, YouTube has admitted the error and is taking steps to bring the situation back to normal. Initially it was Decrypt (online cryptocurrency news head) that grabbed the scoop, the site in fact managed to contact a YouTube spokesman who allegedly confirmed by email that it had been a mistake. This happened in the late afternoon yesterday, many accounts however complained to Decrypt that they had not provided a real source, given that they generically quoted a spokesman (without even sharing their name) and that the original email to which the article referred did not has been shared; users via twitter did not go easy and immediately branded it as fake news, except having to change their mind in these hours because confirmations started to arrive from the official YouTube account on twitter, which intervened interacting directly with users who complained of a form of censorship to reassure them that it had been a mistake. Among the first accounts to receive official reassurances, a few hours ago, the YouTuber Carl The Moon to whom YouTube replied via twitter to a previous complaint tweet on the matter, stating that:

This was a mistake on our part during the review process: your video should be restored and appeals should be resolved. Let us know if you still have problems 

The confirmation of several other accounts arrived in the mail and they announced that what seemed to be an indiscriminate ban on the contents related to the world of cryptocurrencies has ceased and that their videos are returning online in dribs and drabs. However, it remains legitimate to have the doubt if it really was a mistake or if simply YouTube, in the face of the rise of the community's shields, did not simply return precipitously to its decisions; as we explained yesterday, in fact, the community is simply too strong and cohesive for such a wrong to be done without paying a price. The damage, in any case, may have already been done, many users are in fact pointing out how trust in YouTube has been compromised forever and irreparably; when producing videos for the web becomes your job, in fact, you cannot afford to take the risk that, from evening to morning, someone will wake up and decide to ban you without even giving a reason and refusing any kind of confrontation. Clearly this bad experience has made many people open their eyes, who have realized they depend excessively on google's tantrums, who can decide at any time to sink a channel without giving any explanation, consequently many have already targets for the next year to shop around and migrate to a platform that gives greater guarantees.

All this brought out from the tomb where one of the oldest projects in circulation seemed to be finished, LBRY, which in the past had attracted the attention of many fans but which in the last two years had seemed to have ended up in oblivion; so here yesterday that LBC scored + 25% as it had not been seen for some time, taking advantage of the problems caused by YouTube. In any case, there are dozens of alternative projects to the google platform and it is not said that LBC is the decentralized heir of YouTube, it is to be sure, however, that from this moment on the community will start to commit to grow your competition so you can make sure, whatever happens in the future, that you have a viable alternative to YouTube.


Roberto D.
Roberto D.

Born in Italy, I live in Italy, passionate about cryptocurrencies since I discovered ethereum in 2015


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