Why Andrew Kibe’s YouTube channel was terminated – Google
Dorothy Ooko, the Head of Communications and Public Affairs for Africa at Google, has responded to the termination of controversial blogger Andrew Kibe’s YouTube channels.
Kibe’s YouTube channel had over 400,000 subscribers.
In her response to a query from a user named Mariam on September 18, Ooko explained that Kibe’s channels were terminated due to violations of the platform’s policies.
“Cancel culture can not be allowed to take root in content creation. @kibeandy termination of YouTube accounts is NOT about his message but a direct attack on the creative. Restore his accounts. Say NO to CANCEL CULTURE,” asked Mariam.
Dorothy clarified that the creator was initially restricted from uploading videos. However, he attempted to bypass Google’s restrictions on his primary channel by posting content on a secondary channel.
“Kibe violated YouTube’s Terms of Service. While he was restricted from using YouTube features, including uploading videos on his channel, he used another channel to get around these restrictions, aka circumvention, resulting in the termination of all his channels,” Dorothy said.
Kibe violated YouTube's Terms of Service. While he was restricted from using YouTube features, including uploading videos on his channel, he used another channel to get around these restrictions aka circumvention, resulting in termination of all his channels https://t.co/pkmI2AXqbz
— Dorothy Ooko (@dorothyooko) September 17, 2023
Andrew Kibe has issued a response in which he expressed his disbelief in the explanation provided.
He alleged that he had not received official communication regarding the termination of his channels and sought clarification on the specific terms he had allegedly violated.
“Sounds so pedestrian. Can you show me the emails of the violations? That is the procedure, right?
“I mean, there is no way YouTube permanently blocks any channel with over 3,000 videos with no paper trail. Be serious with your job,” Kibe said.
The closure of Kibe’s prominent YouTube account has recently triggered mixed reactions from fans and critics alike, sending him soaring to the top of Twitter trends.
Many of his devoted supporters rallied behind the content creator on social media, promising to follow him to his new channel.