Crypto YouTuber Sunny Decree recently saw the cut-off of his YouTube live stream, with the platform stating that the video had violated its “harmful and dangerous policy”.
According to September 5 tweet From Sunny Decree, the video-sharing platform has suspended his latest live broadcast on his English channel — which is based in Switzerland, and the creator is also recording in German — and has warned that a second violation will lead to a one-week suspension of the service due to live streaming, uploading and publishing.
Decree’s channel has been targeted by YouTube before. In December 2019, the platform began forcefully deleting videos with crypto-related content. Videos have been removed from prominent channels, including Decree’s — whose channel has more than 123,000 subscribers — without explanation. YouTube later called the move a “mistake” and brought back several videos.
However, the platform has continued to target a number of crypto-related channels, apparently in response to the fake hoax videos being posted periodically.
In June, the platform shut down the official channel of Bitcoin.com, which focuses on cryptocurrency news, due to a “violation of YouTube’s terms of service.” After the appeal, the channel and all 40,000 subscribers were restored two days later.
Cointelegraph has had similar experiences regarding YouTube’s bizarre attitude toward cryptocurrency. The platform abruptly pulled the plug on the Bitcoin Halving livestream on Cointelegraph in May and cut off live coverage on July 15 on the infamous Twitter hack.