- David Schwartz has had his YouTube channel suspended following a legal suit being filed by the blockchain company just one week ago.
- Taking it to Twitter earlier this week, Schwartz revealed he had had his channel suspended.
- He highlighted that the reason for the suspension was due to impersonation.
The Chief Technical Officer at the San Francisco-based ripple, David Schwartz has had his YouTube channel suspended by YouTube following a legal suit being filed by the blockchain company just one week ago.
Taking it to Twitter on the 29th of April earlier this week, Schwartz revealed that he had had his YouTube channel suspended. He highlighted that the streaming service says that the reason for the suspension was due to impersonation. You can see his tweet below:
"Please be aware that you are prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube accounts." -- Does this mean I can't watch any YouTube videos anymore?— David Schwartz (@JoelKatz) April 29, 2020
YouTube holds the right to suspend any channels that it feels are in violation of its guidelines but given the timing of the suspension, there are more questions than answers. Schwartz has been posting content to YouTube for years now so it’s hard to say whether this is a coincidence or if YouTube is specifically targeting the Chief technical Officer due to his connections to the company which is suing them.
It was announced last week that the San Francisco based company had decided to sue YouTube claiming the platform had failed to stop fraudulent giveaways of its XRP token. Such fake giveaways have resulted in many victims losing out on quite a lot of money.
Where the timing couldn’t be more suspicious, YouTube has had a habit of suspending/removing YouTube channels over the past recent months in relation to crypto. 25 crypto YouTubers were censored by the end of last year.