YouTube/Google shuts down largest climate science channel in the world

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Climate State

Date Posted:

February 2, 2017

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We recently reported YouTube Channel Termination (January 2017), for unknown reasons our YouTube channel got “terminated”, without prior warning. The account was in good standing had no ongoing violations.

The Climate State channel was the largest climate science channel on the Internet, with 18k subscribers and close to 400 videos. However, we are no longer allowed to “possess” any YouTube channel. While we still can access our sister channel, we will transition content to our new streaming platform.

The support noted

Hello there,

Thank you for contacting YouTube Partner Support.

I can imagine how upsetting this could be, due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines, your YouTube account has been suspended. After review, we determined that activity in your account violated our Community Guidelines, which prohibit spam, scams or commercially deceptive content. Please be aware that you are prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube accounts.

Account termination by YouTube is not only puzzling but it is concerning when the work of 4 years is suddenly gone. Yes, that’s right, we lost access to over 280 videos with various content, mostly about climate, energy and extreme weather. People who try to dismantle climate science and clean energy projects will certainly love YouTube for this move.

Since the YouTube support does not offer us the reason for the termination of the Climate State YouTube channel, we can not comment on it directly. We can guess, that it might have to do with a headline we used, or a video tag, or video content, maybe someone else had access to the account and done something to trigger this YouTube action, we simply do not know.

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The YouTube explanation:

Hello there,
Thanks for your continued patience on this.

As you are a valued partner for us, I had the YouTube specialist re-check this violation. I’d like to inform you that our specialist team decided that the suspension will not be changed since it violated our policies .

In addition, I’d like to also let you know that, this is beyond our control to make any changes, once the final decision has been taken by our experts.We have firm guidelines in respect to the content that is uploaded. The reason we have these policies in place, is that we want to maintain the best possible experience for both our users and partners on YouTube.

I’d advise you to please go through our Community Guidelines, and be a bit more cautious, to avoid any such instances from occurring in the future.

Appreciate your understanding in this regard. Please let me know if you need any other assistance.

We do know that a large part of successful YouTube content is about pranks, humor, basically YouTube is about entertainment. And now there is even less science.

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Good news, we found an alternative, you can follow our videos now at http://www.dailymotion.com/ClimateState

Update: Sign the Petition

Direct link to the petition

at change.org https://www.change.org/p/youtube-youtube-should-release-our-created-content-and-reinstate-our-channel

As a reminder, see our channel content – and what has been lost here

https://web.archive.org/web/20170118131347/https://www.youtube.com/c/ClimateState

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