There seems to be a Youtube crypto purge revival on the social media video sharing platform. The video-sharing platform has been carrying out another round of Youtube crypto purge while removing content related to crypto.
In the revived Youtube crypto purge, the platform is issuing warnings to content creators, Carl Eric Martin being one of them the owner of the most popular crypto and the Bitcoin YouTube channel, The Moon. This channel has had an immense following with 110,000 subscribers.
Recently, The Moon’s latest video about Bitcoin’s role in the on-going coronavirus financial crisis did not seem to go with the Community Guidelines of YouTube; thereby, it was deleted by the video-sharing platform.
Furthermore, YouTube also issued him a warning stating that in case if there is a violation of community guidelines again, then Eric would likely be receiving a strike and would not be able to upload, post, or go live stream for a week. Eric Martin expressed that this is the second time the Youtube crypto purge is happening to him.
YouTube has been performing this crypto purge for a while, and this video sharing site has been claiming that the deleted video contained harmful content, however, Bitcoin is not harmful until and unless the entity is a bank.
WTF?? YouTube deleted my latest video and threatened me with a strike! 😡
The crypto purge is STILL HAPPENING, & this is the second time I have to deal with this!
Please LIKE & RETWEET to help me out!
— The Moon (@TheMoonCarl) March 10, 2020
YouTube crypto purge strikes again
The YouTube crypto purge first started in December 2019 and has been targeting cryptocurrency content creators by either removing crypto-related videos completely or by issuing warnings. The first-ever victim of this purge was a crypto-investment channel’s founder Chris Dunn, who established the channel in 2014.
Later on, YouTube stated that there was an error from their side during the review process, so they restored the content afterward.
Whilst some people are of the view that YouTube has cleared its reviewing process; still, the purge pops up occasionally. It seems that YouTube does not differentiate between legitimate videos from fraudulent content.
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