Bitcoin Magazine’s YouTube reinstated after ban

Bitcoin Magazine’s YouTube channel resumed after being shut down for about three hours, with the publication attributing the short-term ban to a YouTube algorithm that flagged the word “Kazakhstan.”

In a Jan. 12 Twitter post, Bitcoin Magazine noted that its YouTube account with 56,600 followers was banned during the livestream without the platform’s prior warning.

“Our @YouTube with 60,000 followers was just banned from live without warning. Removed. When will the aggression on #Bitcoin content end?”

The livestream focuses on conversations with Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, Bitcoin (BTC) mining and more recently Internet outage in Kazakhstan It was reportedly launched by the government in response to mass protests in response to soaring fuel prices across the country.

Bitcoin Magazine says it’s not entirely sure why YouTube banned its channel, but it does confirm An hour after the appeal was filed, his account was reinstated, suggesting Youtube was aware of its mistake.

During the resumed live broadcast, host Alex McShane noted that the group was discussing the issue of internet blackouts Impact on Bitcoin Mining Hashrate doesn’t say anything controversial, but uses a set of “algorithmic and political words” that may have triggered the auto-shutdown:

“I want to talk about what happened, not trigger it again […], we’re talking about a certain politically charged country that starts with a ‘K’. “

Bitcoin Magazine also shared a post earlier today, pointing to YouTube’s initial response to the ban, with the Google-owned platform saying it “doesn’t allow content that encourages illegal activity or incites users to violate YouTube’s guidelines.”

The response added: “We may allow such activity to be described if it is educational or documentary in nature and does not help others to imitate it.”

Despite the content policy, current searches on YouTube still yield multiple live results showing the use of the identities and video content of popular figures like MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor to promote dodgy websites and so-called “crypto giveaway” scams .

Michael Saylor does a lot of live, or some of the videos are dodgy: YouTube

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Comment ban In the r/CryptoCurrency subreddit, user u/Setl1less highlighted hypocrisy, arguing that “YouTube has developed a habit of deleting accounts with important information”, while allowing Scam operates freely.