YouTube, he largest digital video content repository, has censored and removed a Q&A Ethereum roadmap video posted by Vitalik Buterin due to “harmful and dangerous content.”
“I know that poem says that speaking up when they come for me is already too late, but still, censoring an Ethereum roadmap Q&A is just…. weird. Looks like we need alternatives to youtube,” Buterin tweeted after the ban.
YouTube has reportedly been censoring and removing crypto-related content from cryptocurrency influencers with reference to violation of “harmful or dangerous content” and “sale of regulated goods”.
While YouTube is on the run to punish bad actors and ensure fake content that is mean’t to defraud people is not distributed on the platform, it is clear that the ongoing efforts to clean the platform is also affecting channels that offer authentic content.