After a sudden crackdown of crypto-related content on YouTube, the video-sharing platform has re-enabled crypto contents while admitting there has been a mistake from their side on twitter.
The Youtube Team finally responded to a crypto YouTuber regarding the crypto contents that were removed from the platform this week.
Finally an official response from YouTube! Good news! However, I’ve learnt a valuable lesson, not to trust or be too dependent on a central authority. I will try to “decentralize” my audience from now on! This “mistake” created some serious issues for us YouTubers. https://t.co/Xhcvv6a1UP — The Moon (@themooncarl) December 26, 2019
Following the response from youtube, Carl told Cointelegraph:
“I can confirm that my warning/strike was removed, and most of the other censored YouTubers have also had their strikes removed.”
Crypto Influencers Lose Trust Towards Youtube
Although YouTube responded that there had been a mistake, a a number of YouTuber’s were impacted over the holidays by the apparent ban that started on Dec. 23.
On Dec. 26, YouTuber Michelle M. who hosts the MamaeCrypto channel, tweeted that she is trying not to let the YouTube ban ruin her vacation.
I am on vacation out of the country so have not been able to check my account. Just receiving email notifications on a daily basis. Keeping it cool so it does not ruin my fantastic vacation mood. 🍹 pic.twitter.com/L4NzAFUOgM — MamaeCrypto LTC Westcoast (@miximports) December 26, 2019
Carl The Moon adds:
“YouTube has admitted that this was a mistake, but this has severely impacted YouTubers business. However, the biggest thing I have learnt as a Youtuber is to not trust Youtube.”
Alternative Decentralized Social Media Platforms
Several crypto influencers are in fact looking at moving to a blockchain-based social media platform to share their content.
LBRY, a decentralized content sharing, and publishing platform has been over 500,000 people. LBRY says that nearly 200,000 people have started using the platform in the last month itself.
Yesterday YouTube aggressively deleted tons of tech and blockchain content. Stand up to YouTube by following affected on LBRY List @ https://t.co/Kfrz3TeSjX@Altcoinbuzzio @crypt0snews @TheCryptoLark @ChicoCrypto @AlexSaundersAU @blockchainchick @naomibrockwell @KennethBosak — LBRY (@LBRYio) December 26, 2019
LBRY tweeted to impacted YouTubers to sync their content to library in case YouTube deletes content on a whim again.
Please sync your content to LBRY if you haven't already. You never know if this could happen again. Creators on LBRY have their publishing keys in their wallet, with no ability for interference or censorship. Sync in 1-clickhttps://t.co/VzS6REyjRx — LBRY (@LBRYio) December 26, 2019
Industry Bandwagons Join In
Moreover, some of the biggest names in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry also took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Founder and CEO of Binance, CZ tweeted:
This is a good example of a short term setback, but probably good in the long term. Will let new platforms emerge with better freedom. People will create content and post them elsewhere. https://t.co/ri5J1FNjyg — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) December 26, 2019
Posting your content through #BTFS and @BitTorrent. It will exist on internet forever and be available anytime anywhere! https://t.co/3Y6n47JXhL — Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) December 26, 2019