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YouTube accused of wrongfully terminating channels with millions of subs

Published: 6/Feb/2020 12:10

by Calum Patterson

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A handful of popular YouTubers have hit out at the platform after their channels, some of which boasted millions of subscribers, were suddenly removed. The creators have claimed that the terminations were wrongful and unjustified.

For many of the top creators on YouTube, it can be their only source of income, and a sudden and unexpected channel termination can cause serious financial difficulty, not to mention the loss of their creative output.

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In late 2019 and early 2020, a number of popular channels have claimed that their YouTube accounts were completely terminated, without notice, despite not having (knowingly) violated any of the rules or terms of service.

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Users are greeted with this screen when visiting a terminated channel, with no trace of what used to exist.

One of the biggest names to have suffered this fate is XboxAddictionz, who had a whopping 3.6 million subscribers until his channel was suddenly removed in December.

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Then, on February 3, another three major channels were removed, all claiming the same tale: that they had received no warning and had, to their knowledge, not broken any rules, and had no obvious route of appeal.

The three channels, ProPepper, TheMasterOfLuck, and InTrollsive, all had at least 1 million subscribers and were full-time content creators.

ProPepper, who had over 2.3 million subs, was told that he had violated community guidelines but denies this claim. He states: “my channel/videos all fall well within the guidelines advised by your team.”

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Master Of Luck, real name William Tyler, was similarly terminated, seemingly on the same day. “Like others, I had no warning, no strikes, and did everything by the rules,” he said, “5 Years and over 1 million subscribers gone.”

Tyler also criticized the platform for allowing YouTuber JayStation to remain on the platform, despite uploading several videos in which he falsely claimed his girlfriend had died.

A third channel, InTrollsive, was also terminated on February 3, and also says he received no warning.

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Although his channel growth had stagnated in 2019, he still had over 1 million subscribers, and claims that in his seven years on the platform has “never broken a single YouTube guideline or received a copyright strike.”

It’s unclear if it’s possible to have these channels reinstated if they were in fact wrongly terminated. But, XboxAddictionz, who had his channel removed in December, still does not have it back.

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YouTube made headlines in November 2019 for a rule that stipulates it can terminate accounts if they are “no longer commercially viable,” noted in their “Account Suspension & Termination” section.

More recently, it was revealed for the first time that YouTube generated $15.1 billion in ad revenue in fiscal year 2019.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
Instagram: @hre_wheels
Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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