What seems to be the major loss for crypto YouTubers turned out to be an “error”. Although several YouTubers lost their crypto-related videos published in the past, YouTube said they can now be reinstated and calls it an “error”.
YouTube, the Google-owned video-sharing platform abruptly removed crypto-related videos from several YouTube accounts of famous YouTubers two days ago. Essentially, it wasn’t removed with prior notice, citing “harmful or dangerous content” and “sale of regulated goods”. Accordingly, many crypto YouTubers censured YouTube on the removal of old videos. However, YouTube’s recent response to a tweet reveals that it was a mistake and not anything concerning the crypto ban. It writes that videos should be reinstated and strikes revolved as it mentioned: “ This was an error on their side during the review process”.
That being said, few channels can recover their videos while others said their videos are still missing.
Interestingly, YouTube’s recent bizarre event paved a way for a decentralized version of the video-sharing platform akin to YouTube. In fact, it was said that DTube, a decentralized video platform is on a rise following YouTube’s attempt of removing videos.
As earlier reported by Visionary Financial, Chris Dunn TV, Crypto Zombie, The Moon, Ivan on Tech and Nugget’s News are few of the top YouTubers reported the issue. It was also said that few YouTubers were banned to access their channels for a week or longer.
While the community is still in dilemma on why crypto-related videos were removed from YouTube, the platform calls it nothing but an error”. Google has also removed the android application of “MetaMask” citing that they attempted crypto mining, even though MetaMask is Ethereum enabled distributed applications. To note, Ethereum doesn’t perform mining. It will be interesting to see how things progress with Youtube, especially since many cryptocurrency enthusiasts don’t believe this just happened on “accident.”
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