Pokémon Go-YouTubers wrongfully suspended after suspicion of child pornography

Two Pokémon Go-related YouTube accounts Monday, a short time from the air have been because a YouTube algorithm they mistakenly had classified as child pornography. The two YouTubers, Brandon Martyn (Mystic7) and Nick Oyzon (Trainer Tips) let that out on Twitter and their – now restored – YouTube-accounts.

The YouTube accounts of Martyn and Oyzon are popular; Trainer Tips has over 800.000 subscribers and Mystic7 has 1.7 million.

Martyn and Oyzon were in the first instance, no explanation from YouTube about the specific reason why their accounts were deleted. Only after own research and came to the YouTubers found out that the debt at an algorithm was.

Both YouTubers used regularly the abbreviation ‘CP’ in the titles of their videos; ‘combat power’ or CP is in Pokémon Go used to the power of a Pokémon to a point.

Videos with that abbreviation be noticed by the YouTube algorithm that inappropriate videos to look up to, because it can also stand for ‘child porn’. The algorithm has probably based it on the YouTube channels shut down. Of Oyzon were even all the Google accounts closed, including their email address.

In a video that Oyzon on YouTube placed, he points out that this problem was already known. Among other fanaccounts for the wrestler CM Punk and the Disney game Club Penguin would have previously because of the confusion with the abbreviation from the air are removed.


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