There seems to be determined scrutiny and removal of cryptocurrency-related videos on the popular and largest video content sharing platform YouTube. This called for a special attention after the venture capitalist at NextGEnVP, Chris Dunn, called out YouTube for removing his age-long cryptocurrency related videos, citing “harmful or dangerous content” and “sale of regulated goods”.
Some crypto content makers are already taking steps to move their contents from the platform after years of hard work on making video tutorials based on cryptocurrency trading.
Chris Dunn has been running and uploading videos on his channel in the past 10 years. He also said he has garnered over 200 thousand subscribers on the channel, with over 7 million views.
HE said, “YouTube just removed most of my crypto videos citing “harmful or dangerous content” and “sale of regulated goods”… it’s been 10 years of making videos, 200k+ subs, and 7M+ views. WTF are you guys doing”.
.@YouTube just removed most of my crypto videos citing "harmful or dangerous content" and "sale of regulated goods"… it's been 10 years of making videos, 200k+ subs, and 7M+ views. WTF are you guys doing @TeamYouTube?! pic.twitter.com/MPcKbBVrC4
— Chris Dunn (@ChrisDunnTV) December 23, 2019
Another user identified on Twitter as Node Investor also lodged a similar complaint. In the tweet, he said his video of two years based on crypto research has now been flagged as illegal by YouTube.
He said, “Merry Christmas to you also YouTube. Apparently a video I posted two years ago on researching crypto’s is now illegal…Rules are changing”.
— Node Investor (@NodeInvestor) December 23, 2019
Omar Bham, a popular cryptocurrency trader, and analyst who has tons of subscribers on his YouTube channel has recently advised his followers that are still interested in seeing his videos.
He urged them to follow him on an alternative video sharing platform he captioned before YouTube could clampdown on his video as meted on other cryptocurrency video content makers.
He added that there may be another attack from the Google-owned video platform, specifically directed at the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
He said, “In case YouTube decides to delete my channel (or most of my videos), please follow me on LBRY. They’ve already hit many of the crypto channels you know and love, so the attack may already be here against cryptocurrency.”
Conclusively, there are many other complaints from different quarters on Crypto Twitter regarding the clampdown on long years of hard work by YouTube without a tangible reason other than the cited “harmful or dangerous content”. Is cryptocurrency really dangerous? If not, why the recent onslaught?