Popular Ghanaian content creator and Youtuber Kwadwo Sheldon losed his YouTube channel ‘Yawa Of The Day’ last night 3rd October, 2020.
For a YouTube account to be terminated means that the channel has copyright issues or the channel goes against YouTube policy guidelines.
According to YouTube, if a channel or account is terminated, a user “may be unable to use, own, or create any other YouTube channels/accounts.”
“When a channel is terminated, the channel owner gets an email explaining the reason for the termination,” it added.
Community Guidelines terminations
Reasons channels or accounts can be terminated:
- Repeated violations of the Community Guidelines or Terms of Service across any form of content (like repeatedly posting abusive, hateful, and/or harassing videos or comments)
- A single case of severe abuse (such as predatory behaviour, spam, or pornography)
- Channels or accounts dedicated to a policy violation (like hate speech, harassment, or impersonation)
Channel owners who suffer such fate, however, have an opportunity to file a counter-claim should he/she think the claim/termination was incorrect.