Google finally explains why the cancelled Kibe off YouTube
Google’s head of communications and public affairs for Africa, Dorothy Ooko, has commented on the YouTube channels of controversial blogger Andrew Kibe being deleted.
Kibe had more than 400,000 subscribers to his YouTube account.
Ooko clarified that Kibe’s channels were terminated as a result of transgressions of the platform’s rules in her response to a question posed by a user going by the name of Mariam on September 18.
“Cancel culture can not be allowed to take root in content creation. @kibeandy termination of YouTube accounts is NOT about his message but a direct attack on the creative. Restore his accounts. Say NO to CANCEL CULTURE.”
Kibe violated YouTube's Terms of Service. While he was restricted from using YouTube features, including uploading videos on his channel, he used another channel to get around these restrictions aka circumvention, resulting in termination of all his channels https://t.co/pkmI2AXqbz
— Dorothy Ooko (@dorothyooko) September 17, 2023
Dorothy explained that the author had been forbidden from posting films at first. He made an effort to post information on a different channel in order to get around Google’s limitations on his main channel.
In a response, Andrew Kibe expressed his skepticism about the given justification.
He claimed that he had not received official notice of the closure of his channels, and he asked for clarification on the precise rules that he was said to have broken.
“Sounds so pedestrian. Can you show me the emails of the violations? That is the procedure, right?
I mean, there is no way YouTube permanently blocks any channel with over 3,000 videos with no paper trail. Be serious with your job.”
Kibe has received conflicting reactions from both supporters and detractors, propelling him to the top of Twitter trends in response to the deletion of his well-known YouTube account.
On social media, the content producer received a lot of support from his ardent followers who pledged to subscribe to his new channel.