The video-sharing platform YouTube deleted the 251,000 subscriber channel of Anthony’Pomp’ Pompliano, co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital and host of The Pomp Podcast, and then restored the channel.
In an update on his Twitter account Pompliano on October 11th-Bitcoin (Bitcoin) Known for his interviews, he educates skeptics and others on cryptocurrency—— Said He received a message from YouTube claiming that a recent live interview with PlanB, the creator of the inventory-to-traffic model, encouraged “illegal activity.” Pompliano’s entire channel was unavailable for about two hours before returning to the platform, and all BTC and cryptocurrency videos were available for public viewing.
“[YouTube] The first statement is that the interview about Bitcoin is harmful and dangerous,” Said grand occasion. “Then they said we would receive a strike, but then I received a second email saying that the channel was deleted in a few seconds.”
According to Pomp, he has received No “strike”-Violation of YouTube’s Community Guidelines; three strikes within 90 days result In a permanently deleted channel-and the video does not appear to contain any suspicious or other content.However, the platform’s guidelines state It has the right to delete “single serious abuse cases” channels or accounts that specifically target content such as hate speech, harassment, or impersonation.
YouTube has previously targeted encryption-related content on the platform. Algorithm to mark videos on BTC And other cryptocurrencies as “harmful content” and let human reviewers evaluate any reason for appeal.In Pomp’s case, he can get attention Within minutes, the YouTube support team’s name on Twitter—probably because of his 1.1 million followers and verified account.However, other Encrypted content creator reported waiting days After their channel similarly terminated.
The seemingly arbitrary deletion of the accounts of major players in the encryption field highlights the danger of relying on centralized platforms like YouTube. last week, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are offline About six hours, it may disrupt community participation around crypto and blockchain projects.
In addition, YouTube has always been the focus of attention as it attempts to eliminate videos related to health misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. August, the platform Said Since February 2020, it has deleted more than 1 million videos “related to dangerous coronavirus information.”