Ghanaian YouTuber and content creator Kwadwo Sheldon has found himself in one of the dire situations any creator would want to find himself.
The content creator who goes under the moniker Content Nyame has had his channel with over 140,000 subscribers ‘terminated’ as at 9:14 pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, when Ghana’s hub for Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment Website – www.nydjlive.com checked.
It is immediately unknown reasons for the termination as users could not access the channel late Tuesday evening.
The error message that appeared on a previously posted video read: “Video unavailable. This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.”
A quick check on the URL also generated a 404 message: “The account has been terminated for a violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service.”
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.