A trio of popular Pokemon YouTubers were among the accounts that were mistakenly banned by Google at the weekend to be involved in "activity that sexualises minors".
As BBC Mystic7, Trainer Tips and Marksman all found their accounts removed not long after uploading recordings by themselves to play Pokemon GO .
It is assumed that the error occurred due to their video's continued use of the term "CP" as in Pokemon GO refers to "Combat Points" but which YouTube's algorithm assumed was "Child Pornography ".
The accounts were quickly restored, but only thanks to external pressure, as the nature of the original prohibitions meant that a user's total Google account – including e -mail – was blocked, not just their YouTube site.
But the question once again raises concerns over the automated way in which YouTube judges and delivers these bans. It is absolutely decisions that must be made by humans, and the fact that Google relies on an algorithm that repeatedly fails in cases such as these, continues to affect all kinds of YouTubers and streamers.