Recent widespread video removals have crypto Youtubers searching for greener and more dependable pastures for content production. While reports have since emerged of Youtube claiming the incident was an accident, and that videos are now being restored, the “Christmas Crypto purge” of 2019 has nonetheless burnt an indelible memory into the minds of dedicated Youtubers. Many are now looking to back up their content or even migrate elsewhere, and suggesting more decentralized and censorship-resistant platforms for video sharing.
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What Really Happened
From claims of centralized, anti-crypto motivations on Youtube’s part and bot attacks, to anti-racist groups waging war on a perceived lack of multiculturalism in crypto, theories surrounding Youtube’s recent spate of video removals, strikes and bans vary wildly. Some have suggested that channels posting external links are the main sufferers. Others say the removals were a precaution against crypto-jacking…