It has been reported by a tweet from Sunny Decree that the video-sharing platform halted his most recent livestream on his English language channel, based in Switzerland, the content creator also records in German, and warned him a second offense would result in a one-week suspension of service for livestreaming, uploading, and posting.
BREAKING: My #Bitcoin livestream halted and I got a warning… @YouTube @ytcreators pic.twitter.com/PoNJ5q6bf5 — sunnydecree (@sunnydecree) September 5, 2020
However, Decree’s channel has been targeted by YouTube before. In December 2019, the platform began aggressively deleting videos with crypto-related content.
High-profile channels, including Decree’s, whose channel has more than 123,000 subscribers, had videos removed without explanation.
Later, YouTube called the move an “error” and restored many of the videos.
According to the report, the platform has continued to target a number of crypto-related channels, seemingly in response to the fake ‘crypto giveaway’ scam videos that are periodically posted.
YouTube once again targets a crypto-related channel in response to fake ‘crypto giveaway’ scam videos https://t.co/3cagj5yQ9H — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) September 6, 2020
In June, the platform shut down the official channel of cryptocurrency news-focused website Bitcoin.com for “a violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service.”
Thus, after an appeal, the channel and all 40,000 subscribers was restored two days later.