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YouTube blocks Bitcoin bull Anthony Pompliano’s channel

While YouTube later reinstated his channel, the crypto enthusiast complained that the company did not offer any explanation for its action.

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Tue, 12 Oct 2021, 12:51 pm UTC

Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, one of the most famous Bitcoin bulls and crypto enthusiasts, said that YouTube attempted to block his channel. In a social media post, the Morgan Creek Digital co-founder and hose of The Pomp Podcast said that the video hosting platform for posting content that “encourage illegal activities.”

Pompliano, who is known for his interviews that aim to educate skeptics on crypto, said that YouTube sent him a message saying that his content could encourage illegal activities, according to Cointelegraph. This happened after he live-streamed an interview with stock-to-flow model creator PlanB.

“YouTube has officially attempted to de-platform me from their platform,” Pompliano posted on Twitter. “They are claiming that we ‘encourage illegal activities and will not be allowed to create new YouTube channels in the future either. It ultimately doesn't matter. Bitcoin is inevitable.”

In another update, the Bitcoin enthusiast said that he received two emails from YouTube before the company closed his channel. “I have received two emails from YouTube,” he said. “The first stated that the content, an interview on bitcoin, was harmful and dangerous (lol). They then stated that we would receive a strike, but then I received a second email saying the channel was being deleted seconds later.”

However, Pompliano argues that his channel did nothing wrong when it aired the stock-to-flow model creator PlanB interview. “We just had @100trillionUSD on YouTube to discuss bitcoin and our channel was deleted,” he added. “We have no strikes and didn't violate any community guidelines. YouTube what is going on?!”

In a later update, Pompliano said that YouTube already reinstated his channel. However, he complained that the company did not offer any explanation for its action.

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