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YouTube shutting down Cannabis related channels

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by YaMon, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    It seems YouTube is not only after firearms related channels, but many Cannabis related channels are being shut down. While there is a lot of garbage out there many of these channels provide valuable educational information and grave been doing so for years. Not sure what may be done, I do no know many are trying to launch a WeedTube service and sone have gone to Vimeo. What is sad is many have just lost the steam and are moving on, when they still have much to share. Times are a changing and not for the better! Respect! -YaMon
     
  2. Alex3oe

    Alex3oe Well-Known Member

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    Google is evil!
     
  3. psychonaut

    psychonaut Company Rep

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    I hope my channel isin't affected. I've intentionally marked all my videos age restricted. It's an educational channel for MMJ, rosin and cannabis.
     
  4. ginolicious

    ginolicious Well-Known Member

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    They use to burn books. Now they silence people on the internet.
     
  5. Hackerman

    Hackerman Expiration Police

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    YouTube is going to be dragged through the mud by the government just like Microsoft and Facebook were. They are just preparing.

    I'm sure YT could not care less about content as long as they have views. All they want to do is make money. But, they know that when you get BIG in this country, the Gov gets a little worried.

    Besides, there are other video upload sites popping up every where to take over the vids that YT is deleting. Like http://www.deletedvids.com/
     
  6. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    Which accounts have been shut down so far?
     
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  7. unsorted

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    SilencedHippie still going...uploaded a couple hours ago.

    Click to play YouTube Video
     
  8. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    @stickstones great question, I’m on my iPad so copy paste from YouTube not possible, but this guys video has a list of just a few sites in his notes:
    Click to play YouTube Video


    The one I was following for years is medgrower1, he has now moved to Vimeo, whereas some other players are trying to launch a streaming site called WeedTube.

    I suspect they’re doing this and the crackdown on firearms related site to help mitigate fall out that may occur against social media
     
  9. Razshiro

    Razshiro Well-Known Member

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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
  10. psychonaut

    psychonaut Company Rep

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    Are the subscribers raising hell with YouTube? They don't care about the creators, they demonetize the hell out of them for less.
     
  11. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    @psychonaut educate us, how do we do so? Happy to help! Got to join together to keep the man from getting up and in our shit! Respect! -YaMon
     
  12. psychonaut

    psychonaut Company Rep

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    I dont know which way is most effective, but feedback sounds appropriate.

    On your web browser click on the top left symbol to open the panel on the left, scroll down towards the bottom and click on Send Feedback

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  13. Baron23

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    They are doing it because they are ass licking, politically correct, go with the latest trend, ball-less sycophants who will do anything to keep the money flowing (and wrap it all up in BS "socially aware" marketing spin).

    hahaha

    :bang::goon::mad::rant::evil:
     
  14. BaroneBarra

    BaroneBarra Well-Known Member

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    The two I used to follow were about growing, namely Pidgeon420 and Mr Canucks' Grow.

    Apparently the other day they shut down CustomGrow420 too, arguably the biggest weed-related channel with around 1.5 million subs. It was shit though.
     
  15. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    I just sent the following under ‘feedback’ to YouTube. It would be great to flood them with similar messages:

    “Hello YouTube,


    I am a medical cannabis user and I am pretty upset that many of the YouTube channels I follow are being deleted or are having videos deleted. While I realize not all YouTube channels are appropriate, I do have standards and am not tolerant of channels where all they seem to do is get wasted.


    I am here to learn about cannabis, how best to cultivate and consume it to maximize the effects I am seeking to address chronic pain. If you continue to delete channels just because they are about Cannabis I will be taking my business elsewhere.


    Regards,

    -YaMon”
     
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  16. VCBud

    VCBud Well-Known Member

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    https://www.youtube.com/user/customgrow420

    WOW, it's the beginning of the end, we had a good run while it lasted :rip:

    They starting restricting some of my videos where I don't even show any material at all :mental:
     
  17. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    I hope you’ve flagged all your videos as Adult content or the like. It’s my understanding YouTube gives restricted content some slack, if that is true but what harm is there in trying.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
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  18. neverforget711

    neverforget711 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe that tiny Persian girl did have the right idea.
     
  19. Whisper

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    Trump is down in the Florida Keys ( Key West ) touting his drug war. Could this possibly related? I kind of think this drug war is related to the You Tube deletion of videos, not so much firearms. Anyone?
     
  20. BabyFacedFinster

    BabyFacedFinster Capo di tutt'i capi

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    Interesting, Strain Central is a pretty big site on U-tube and it's still there. Although in the last video he talks about not being able to upload videos his usual way. He had to record the video with his cell phone and find a back way into posting the video. https://www.youtube.com/user/StrainCentral

    I thought we were beyond this. I thought Youtube recognized that cannabis use was becoming so mainstream and they would want to keep up with the times. Now going backwards towards the dark ages? It sucks because it was so easy to watch all the videos I was interested in on one site. Now I have to go to different sites for different content? It's a pain in the ass. I hope Youtube suffers a massive drop in subscriptions over this and loses a lot of money. That would be the only thing that may cause them to reverse direction.

    If you'll excuse me, I'm now going over to the Fuck You thread.
     
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  21. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    they have been doing this in other areas for the last few weeks, gun channels for example.

    many creators are shutting down YT and taking all their content to PornHub
     
  22. Razshiro

    Razshiro Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    https://www.ismokemag.co.uk/customgrow420-youtube-deleted/
    "In recent weeks we have seen the closure of several other established and popular cannabis channels run by legal MMJ patients such as Uptowngrowlab, Urban Remo and Cannabis Culture’s POT TV"

    "Update: Less than 24 hours after writing this we got the fateful email from YouTube, informing us that our account has been terminated"



    :\:mad::puke:
     
  23. Dynavaper

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    Huh. I hope that not too many 420 Youtubers rely on their YT income..
     
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  24. Alexis

    Alexis Well-Known Member

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  25. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    He answers that question here:

     

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