Video hosting platform YouTube recently cut short a live stream by crypto YouTuber Sunny Decree. The platform said that the stream had violated its ‘harmful and dangerous policy.’
YouTuber tells all
Sunny Decree, a crypto YouTuber took to Twitter on September 5 to suggest that the video-sharing platform halted his most recent Livestream. The German creator is based in Switzerland and has an English and German stream. He was warned by YouTube that if he engages in a second offense, he will be suspended from the service for one week, which would include a ban on posting, uploading, and Livestream.
Decree’s channel was targeted by YouTube earlier as well. In December 2019, the platform started to delete videos with crypto-related content and aggressively deleted a lot of videos. Decree’s channel has more than 123,000 subscribers and his videos were removed without any explanation from the platform. YouTube later said that the deletion occurred because of an error and restored all the videos.
YouTube is cracking down on crypto platforms
YouTube has been cracking down on several crypto-related channels and videos in the past few months. The platform is in response to the fake ‘crypto giveaway’ scam videos that are posted periodically on the platform. In June, the platform shut down the crypto news-focused website Bitcoin.com’s video channel for “’harmful and dangerous policy.’ The channel was restored about two days later after an appeal from the users.
Another cryptocurrency website CoinTelegraph also experienced similar crackdowns by YouTube. Its Bitcoin Halving Livestream in May was cut short. Later, a July 15 Livestream on the infamous Twitter hack short was also cut short.
YouTube scams have been rising in the crypto community. Recently, the XRP data aggregator XRPlorer recently revealed on social media that XRP giveaway scams on YouTube may have cost over 940,000 XRP token to Coinbase users, which are worth about $20,000. Thomas Silkjær said that users have sent funds to fake crypto giveaways on YouTube. He urged Coinbase to start warning users of the giveaways.