YouTube’s censorship is profound, especially when it comes to cryptocurrency issues.
Cointelegraph had a full day of online programming for a live stream that covered the third half of Bitcoin on May 11th. The agenda went smoothly. Fintech stars like Tim Draper, Roger Ver, Meltem Demirors and many others shared their time and opinions during a nearly seven-hour live broadcast with the Cointelegraph editorial team.
But the show was blocked and deleted in an almost finished show for six hours and 42 minutes, so that more than 2,000 viewers were no longer in our coverage. Known for censoring and banning content related to cryptocurrency, YouTube has led a number of content creators to competitive platforms that operate on decentralized principles.
Our experience of being canceled on YouTube has a lot more questions than answers. Since YouTube’s practices in this material are opaque rather than transparent, we were just as surprised as the rest of our audience when the live stream was cut. The specific reason for the video to end is because our coverage of the halving was “harmful or dangerous content” that violated the guidelines of the YouTube community.
We have appealed the decision and will keep you posted on what we are learning. Thank you for your support in the meantime.
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