Last year, youtube announced that it would begin increasing it’s security measures to keep minors on youtube safe from child predators.
I am a MAP. Last year I was going through a youtube channel known as ‘‘Utubeblows’’ this channel has all the episodes of Get-Ed a forgotten albeit favorite cartoon of mine in the early 2000’s in rare HD quality. After making a comment on a preserved upload of the show’s Pilot I got in contact with one of the few remaining animators of the show who was open to me asking him questions about the show over Twitter.
Halfway through our week-long conversation, he discovered that I was a MAP ( my bad for not using a separate twitter account ) and blocked me. He also reported me but MAP’s are protected by the Twitter TOS.
Anyway, all of the sudden, the channel ‘‘Utubeblows’’ is now attacking me, claiming that my ‘‘highly disturbing’’ activities on Twitter have resulted in youtube removing the comment sections on their channel. On the pilot video, the aforementioned animator and I talked before our discussion went to Twitter. Utubeblows believes that since my twitter contained ‘‘predatory behavior’’ youtube was somehow able to trace my twitter activities to youtube and have punished every channel I watched by censoring the comment sections of those channels to protect minors from me.
I have never once engaged in ‘‘predatory behavior’’ on youtube and I rarely if ever comment on youtube videos. Utubeblows themselves is rarely active and their most recent video was 5 years old so it was very surprising to see them attack me specifically after years of inactivity.
A user on Twitter believes that Utubeblows has no right to attack me as they believe that Youtube did not censor their channel because of me but rather because their uploads feature ‘‘child content’’ and the new comment section removal apparently applies to all youtube content which is identified as being ‘‘for kids’’.
So who’s right here, did I really get a channel punished for my poorly managed behavior? I do feel very bad for Utubeblows.