September 23, 2023

YouTube admitted deleting cryptocurrency video content as a mistake

A representative of YouTube video hosting said that the removal of hundreds of cryptocurrency videos happened by mistake.

“Our resource hosts a huge amountvideo, and sometimes we can make the wrong decision. However, if someone pays attention to the fact that the video was deleted by mistake, we will immediately restore it. Each user has the right to appeal the removal of content, ”he said, adding that there is no additional censorship regarding the topic of cryptocurrencies.

The users themselves, despite the statementa video hosting representative continues to report that many of their videos remain inaccessible. For Chris Dunn, a channel owner with 200,000 subscribers and a multi-year investment library, the situation has only worsened. He challenged the company's previous actions, but that one, after restoring the content, deleted it again, as well as another video that had not been deleted before.

The community continues to make assumptions aboutreasons for YouTube’s actions. There are many theories. Dunn notes that some videos were not related to cryptocurrencies at all. He suggests that there may be “malicious denunciations” of him and others or an artificial intelligence error that automatically marks a video as not conforming to the rules of the resource.

According to Dunn, his video was removed for“A demonstration of dangerous acts or harm”, as well as “selling regulated goods”, although Dunn did not sell anything and did not monetize the content through advertising.

Dunn believes deletions may be related tothe fact that the content does not bring video hosting profit. The December 10 update to the terms of use of the service states that YouTube may terminate access to all or part of the service if it considers that providing access does not make commercial sense.

Dunn is ready to move from YouTube to anothera platform. On Thursday, he said that he had already prepared a farewell video for his channel, but did not publish it yet, because he wanted to wait for the situation to be clarified. If such drastic measures are taken, the Dunn channel will move to a decentralized platform.