RiceGum lashes out at YouTube after yet another video takedown - Dexerto

RiceGum lashes out at YouTube after yet another video takedown

Published: 6/Oct/2018 19:00 Updated: 6/Oct/2018 19:01

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber Bryan ‘RiceGum’ Le continues to have beef with YouTube, after yet another video of his was removed from the platform.

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RiceGum’s latest video, which he stated was uploaded after nearly a month of inactivity, was taken down by YouTube for apparently violating its terms of service.

RiceGum posted a screenshot of YouTube’s email over the matter, and admitted that his upload schedule was sparse due to this very problem.

“The reason I hardly ever upload is because every video I make seems to always get restricted or monetized,” he explained in a now-deleted Tweet. “YouTube hates me.”


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The Team YouTube Twitter account responded to RiceGum’s frustrations and admitted that the error had been on their side, going on to re-upload the video to his channel.

However, that wasn’t the end of it – the video was taken down a second time, much to Team YouTube’s apparent surprise.

“Whatttt, yes checking!” they replied.

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In a third response, Team YouTube revealed the problem to be a “technical issue,” and are currently investigating the occurrence.

RiceGum’s video has yet to be uploaded a third time, and he has posted no further updates on the matter to his Twitter account.


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His complaints are a small drop in the slew of issues YouTubers have taken up with the platform. Other large-scale creators like Philip DeFranco have similarly addressed the problem, with an array of his uploads having been both suppressed and demonetized.

However, this isn’t just a problem for popular YouTubers – small-time creators are likewise harmed by YouTube’s algorithm, and the issue is one that continues to be addressed as more and more creators come forward about the dilemma.