Altcoin Daily, a popular Bitcoin and crypto education video channel is alleging that YouTube is not only censoring theirs and many other crypto channel’s online content, they are threatening to shut them down altogether. The popular, Google owned, video-sharing platform is slapping many sites like Altcoin Daily with an accusation of “sale of regulated goods,” which is akin to selling alcohol or drugs to the general public and/or minors. As far as I can tell, Altcoin Daily doesn’t sell so much as a stick of gum to anyone. The two twin brothers who run the channel don’t offer financial advice, rather, they describe themselves as “crypto enthusiasts” who offer crypto news with a heavy focus on Bitcoin.
Fellow affected crypto YouTube Channel content creators are making their voices heard about the censoring via social media.
Says CryptoChico on Twitter, “My channel is getting attacked right now! Not one of these videos violates the community guidelines. Yet all videos have been taken down. I have a strike on my channel and I’m banned from YouTube for a week.”
Popular crypto enthusiast, Chris Dunn tweeted, “YouTube has just removed most of my crypto videos citing ‘harmful or dangerous content’ and ‘sale of regulated goods.’ It’s been ten years of making videos, 200K+ subs, and 7M+ views. What the f!@# are you guys doing?!”
The Crypto Lark Twitter posted, “Nice Christmas present from YouTube. 37 videos pulled and a strike. Ouch.”
It should be noted that three content and/or copyright strikes will cause YouTube to cancel a channel and prevent its user from ever posting video content again. With YouTube being by far the most popular and most accessible video-sharing, monetized platform in the world, such an event could result in putting a major dent in many of these crypto educator’s wallets.
Why is YouTube coming down so hard on crypto and Bitcoin videos? Your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps parent company Google is being strong-armed by government regulators who don’t understand digital assets like Bitcoin. Or perhaps the reason could have more to do with a massive fiat currency-based corporation like Google being fearful of a decentralized currency like Bitcoin, and they wish to do everything in their power to discredit it. Or hell, perhaps Google and other massive corporations like them, Amazon included, actually possess more power than for which we give them credit. Perhaps they are more powerful than the government and not the other way around. Whatever the case, fear seems to be the common denominator here. Note that repeated attempts to call someone human at YouTube has been met with frustration.
What’s ironic, if not downright disturbing, is the fact that videos such as “8 Killer Positions Every Couple Should Try,” “Live SEX on Bed SHOW — Hot scene #2,” and “Pussy Massage Revealed,” are all accessible to even a five year old who knows his or her way around a computer or smartphone.
AltCoin Daily pledges to keep going, but warns that their channel could easily be gone as soon as tomorrow. If that happens they will seek out other on-line venues to bring fellow crypto enthusiasts up-to-date cryptocurrency news on a daily basis. This is of course, a fluid situation, so look for updates as soon as they are available.