Outside retroroms and the day job… I have an interest in Youtube relating to drones. This year, I started watching a someone else do live streams - as a sort of chat show. I decided I liked this idea and wanted to do something similar. I spent a fair bit of money on the hardware and software. After a few false starts, it got off the ground. I am not yet an expert in live streaming by any means… but I am having fun doing it - and learning as I go.
Recently, I was preparing for the weekly show. That involves creating an “event” that has the title of the show, and a description. Seconds after submitting this to youtube, we got an automated community strike. This strike was not a complaint by a human. It was too fast for that. It was a youtube algorithm that triggered it.
Usually, youtube give community strikes to channels that break the guidelines. I did not breach any rules. Without any warning, youtube revoke your ability to do live streams after only ONE strike. Live streaming is the focus of what I do on my channel. Therefore, this is a death sentence for my show.
And as a result, my weekly show is off the air. I have spent thousands of dollars on software and hardware, and Youtube has taken me off the air. But that is only the beginning
Basically, youtube are ignoring my cry for help.
I believe that the youtube algorithm is censoring and blocking free speech, particularly for live streaming channels. I believe that the youtube response of ignoring an appeal and not providing any response is unethical. But before continuing - let me give you some evidence. When I first got this email, I started recording to make sure there was a record of what happened next.
After I made that video, I have subsequently tried other avenues to contact youtube - but all attempts have failed.
Moving forward, I have tried everything I can to get youtube to reverse their mindless automated decision. I need your help in the following areas:
I suspect any links to retroroms and it's sub sites are blocked on YouTube, you may have been able to post them original, but YoutTube will quickly wise up to the links.
I would advise a url like ozbydrone and not use any links to retroroms, even a sub site just with drone information on it. This site is one of the few websites properly preserving the latest MAME sets and many arcade would be almost lost to time if not for sites like this. However copyright law as it stands doesn't support sites like this. YouTube are cracking down on none advertiser friendly content at the moment, you may have got caught in that. Certainly one of the links you posted is now banned as you say.
Only way to test would be create a new account via proxy and then tests the links one by one to see which is the banned link for streaming.