YouTube channel named “Altcoin Daily” banned by YouTube by claiming that it engaged in illegal activities. The owners of the channel, Aaron and Austin, took to Twitter and requested the team of YouTube to review the decision of ban as they are not engaged in any illegal activity.
Reason of Ban: Encouraging Illegal Activities
Aaron and Austin, the two brothers also record their protest over Twitter and ask for help from the crypto community in this matter. They said in a tweet:
“URGENT! YouTube has just terminated our channel claiming that we were “encouraging illegal activities”! We are a news/opinion channel! We have never promoted anything illegal! Appeal has been submitted. @TeamYouTube Please review this! Plz RT! HELP!”
The members of the crypto community show their sympathy for both brothers and also criticize YouTube for this act.
“MG!! Altcoin Daily was terminated by YouTube! We stand together as YouTubers, and I urge @TeamYouTube to act quickly on this and get @AltcoinDailyio their channel back!”
The audience of the “Altcoin Daily” has submitted their protest by tagging YouTube and have asked the YouTube team to take urgent action. A Twitter user said:
“This is ridiculous. I’ve been following Altcoin daily for more than a year and they’ve been consistently diligent on the work they do. They never sold, solicited or did anything illegal on this channel. This is very absurd and ridiculous.”
However, YouTube responds and says:
“Thanks for the tag – since you already submitted an appeal, you’ll just have to wait for the result via email. Learn more about channel terminations, including why it can happen.”
Most of the people recommend them to shift to a decentralized platform, where no one can censor data related to cryptocurrency.
This is not the first time YouTube attack crypto YouTubers. In the past, the video streaming platform cracked down over many videos related to cryptocurrency.
However, some users think that the channel had promoted an ICO, which is the reason behind the ban.
“I believe I know the reason! You guys were promoting Bidao to your audience, which is largely based in Flag of United States. That ICO isn’t available for US customers. I assume this is the case because someone else had a video posted promoting Bidao and they themselves were terminated.”