YouTube reverses decision to ban channel
January 6, 2021 12:32 pm
YouTube has reinstated TalkRadio’s channel on its platform hours after saying it had been “terminated” for breaking the tech firm’s rules.
It said the broadcaster had posted material that contradicted expert advice about the coronavirus pandemic.
But it explained its U-turn saying it sometimes made exceptions to guidelines that state repeat offenders face a permanent ban.
TalkRadio said it had yet to be given a full explanation for the affair.
The decision to ban TalkRadio had appalled digital rights campaigners, with one group – Big Brother Watch – claiming it was evidence that “big tech censorship is spiralling out of control”.
The Google-owned service has issued a brief statement explaining its actions.