During a recent clean up YouTube suspended a number of accounts and deleted hundreds of cat videos by mistake, an employee at the company admitted. While the accounts were reinstated many of the videos were lost.
“The suspensions were revealed by “Liz” at YouTube Support, who said that people have complained about their accounts being banned despite the fact that there were no strikes against those accounts and no grounds for suspension. Other than tedious comments and videos which are legion.
She said that the bans were made “in error”, but did not state what exactly went wrong on Google’s end. Potentially the problem was related to Google’s new DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) compliance rules, which means Google will respond to copyright infringement allegations more swiftly with removals and bans,” Tech Eye stated..