Crypturgy on YouTube?

According to Cointelegraph y CryptoNews, the YouTube platform would have removed numerous videos with content related to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Censorship?

Chris Dunn, youtuber, said that last Monday, December 23, he verified that the platform had removed all its videos in relation to cryptocurrencies, claiming that it would be harmful or dangerous content and a sale of regulated products.

But the list continues to grow, channels such as "On Tech", "CryptoBeadles", "Altcoin Daily", "Bitcoin and Coffee", "Chico Crypto", "Node Investor", among others, would have had temporary closures or removal of videos.

The reason? Although YouTube has not made any official public statement in this regard, it is thought that they want to protect consumers from scams. It should be said that, according to Messari.io, YouTube representatives indicated that this removal of videos would have been a mistake. However, it is also speculated that this "error" has been motivated by Google's partnership with Citigroup for the launch of smart verification bank accounts developed through Google Pay.

On the other hand, this hard blow to the “crypto community” has led them to look for other social platforms in which to share their content without censorship, and they have found platforms such as Dtube, LBRY, Steemit, among others.

Clearly, the audience on these platforms is quite low compared to what they had on YouTube, but that can change. However, that is not the only challenge, but these platforms need to work in relation to privacy rights, copyright protection and others.

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Marilú Lazo
Bachelor in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). He has experience in corporate advice, as well as personal data protection and new technologies.

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