As U.Today has written earlier, for the past few days, many crypto bloggers have suffered from the so-called crypto purge when their crypto and old ICO-related videos were removed and they were prohibited from posting new content for one week. Among the victims were also top analysts and crypto bloggers.
Now, the situation has reversed, allegedly proving to be a mistake, as YouTube stated, however, the crypto community is already doubtful whether they should keep working with centralized monopolists, like YouTube or Amazon.
Dan Larimer’s concerns of future censorship from techno giants
A co-founder of Block.One, Dan Larimer, has tweeted that the world is heading for the future in which the existing technological giants are going to turn it into an Orwellian dystopia. Start buying paper books again, he says, since a ‘in a digital world book burning is too easy’.
It’s time we start buying physical copies of books again, in a digital world book burning is too easy. You should assume you do not own/control any thing on your phone. We are increasingly on the path to all software being “permissioned” by the powers that be.— Daniel Larimer (@bytemaster7) December 27, 2019
Referring to the recent attack on crypto bloggers on YouTube, he says that today YouTube tells us what content to post and tomorrow Amazon may start telling us what to read or what books to write. He says:
“Get your books now before they are banned.”
Today Youtube censors crypto, tomorrow amazon censors books. Get your books now before they are banned.— Daniel Larimer (@bytemaster7) December 27, 2019
YouTube apologizes to crypto bloggers
After several days of banning crypto videos and making them as ‘harmful and dangerous content’, the YouTube team has reversed their policy and apologized saying that what has happened was a mistake.
Hey there, this was an error on our side during the review process – your video should be reinstated and strikes resolved. Let us know if you're seeing otherwise!— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 26, 2019
All banned videos have been returned and strikes taken off the bloggers’ accounts.
One of such platforms has become the EOS-based ‘Voice’ social media app, which is going to launch trials early next year.
VibraVid and BitTorrent’s BLive are also encouraging video content makers to migrate to their platforms.