AMBCrypto Weekly

YouTube removes crypto videos citing ‘harmful or dangerous content’


Crypto YouTubers expressed their disappoint­ment after YouTube decided to take down their videos. Popular influencer­s of the crypto space, utilize YouTube to educate people about cryptocurr­encies. YouTube, however, has taken down cryptocurr­ency-related videos further categorizi­ng them as “harmful content” and some of the YouTubers have been temporaril­y banned from the platform.

Popular YouTuber, Chico Crypto took to Twitter and revealed that his videos were no longer on YouTube. The YouTuber has about 67.1K subscriber­s and his tweet read,

Soon after this, an array of Crypto YouTubers announced that they had experience­d the same. Another popular YouTuber, Chris Dunn, tweeted,

“@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?!”

More than 20 Crypto YouTubers had their videos taken down from the platform. Omar Bham aka Crypt0 has around 119K subscriber­s on his channel. Bham shared a list of YouTubers who were affected by YouTube’s latest move.

Former senior market analyst at eToro, Mati Greenspan also commented on YouTube’s latest move and called for a boycott against the platform. His tweet read,

“In protest of @Google’s new unexpected and unexplaine­d censorship of #crypto content I will be boycotting @YouTube until further notice.”

The founder of the crypto investment and advisory platform, Onchain Capital, Ran NeuNer pointed out that YouTube was classifyin­g cryptocurr­ency education content in the same division as porn. He further urged the community to contest the same “formally.”

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