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Wednesday, 22 September 2021

YouTube takes down all videos by local Christian media network theDove

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YouTube takes down all videos by local Christian media network theDove
YouTube takes down all videos by local Christian media network theDove

Perry Atkinson, CEO and President of theDove, says that YouTube shut down the network's entire channel after a series of warnings and temporary suspensions that began in January.

Youtube claims the dove violated youitube's "community guidelines."

The dove wants its videos back.

Newswatch 12 contacted youtube about the situation.

Youtube says it has a three-strikes content process -- so a channel will be terminated if it gets three strikes within 90 days.

According to the dove, it received warnings about specific videos posted in january, february and march.

Following the third strike, the channel was removed.

Youtube told newswatch 12 - in part - quote: "we terminated the channel thedove for repeatedly violating our covid-19 misinformation and presidential election integrity policies."

End quote.

Youtube explained that if a channel owner feels the strike was made in error, it can appeal the decision.

The dove told newswatch 12 it appealed, and its appeal was denied.

In an interview, the dove told newswatch 12 it plans to take legal action.

We are dealing with two fairly significant law firms - one in washington d.c.

And one in california -- to see if there's any recourse we may have to retrieve our 15,000, and we are looking into three other platforms as to whether or not we can re-establish a way to distribute our videos.

The dove believes its videos were flagged because of its faith-based perspective about daily headlines.

Newswatch 12 asked the dove if youtube specifically mentioned a concern with religious content - the dove said no.

Newswatch 12 is digging into the debate and discussion surrounding companies such as youtube, facebook and twitter as lawmakers grapple with managing