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YouTube bans crypto channel for “promoting illegal activity”

August 3, 2020

Another YouTube channel related to cryptocurrency appears to be in conflict with the platform’s community guidelines.

After a Tweet July 31 by members of the crypto community and brothers Aaron and Austin Arnold, their channel Altcoin Daily with 214,000 subscribers has been canceled by YouTube for “inciting illegal activity”.

“”We are a news / opinion channelthe two said on Twitter.We never advertised anything illegal. An appeal has been filed“”

YouTube bans crypto channel for “promoting illegal activity”YouTube bans crypto channel for “promoting illegal activity”

The brothers contacted the 27,700 Altcoin Daily followers on Twitter and asked them to contact YouTube. and request their reinstatement with hashtags like #FreeAltcoinDaily.

After more than two days when the channel content was completely inaccessible to subscribers, Altcoin Daily reported On August 3, YouTube lifted the ban.

On the way to crypto channels

YouTube aggressively removed cryptocurrency related videos in December 2019. For channels with tens of thousands of subscribers or more, including Chris Dunn’s, the videos were removed, while the Robert Beadles page was completely removed from Crypto Beadles. YouTube described one of these bans as an “error” during the review process.

In June, The platform has closed the official channel of the cryptocurrency news website Bitcoin.com for “violation of YouTube’s terms of use”.. After a call, the channel was restored with all 40,000 subscribers two days later. For other crypto content creators, the channels were reset offline after 24 hours, including Tone Vays and BTC Sessions, a blockchain-based YouTube channel.

Cointelegraph has had similar experiences with YouTube’s strange stance on cryptocurrencies. The platform suddenly interrupted our live broadcast of Bitcoin Halving in May and shortened the coverage of the live broadcast of the latest Twitter hack.

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