TalkRadio YouTube channel 'reinstated' after temporary suspension

The TalkRadio YouTube channel has now been reinstated after temporarily suspended for breaching community guidelines.

YouTube users who attempted to visit the channel on Tuesday were greeted with a message stating that the account had been ‘terminated for violating YouTube’s community guidelines’. 

However, the channel is now back in use with a YouTube spokesperson telling Metro.co.uk: ‘TalkRadio’s YouTube channel was briefly suspended, but upon further review, has now been reinstated. 

‘We quickly remove flagged content that violate our Community Guidelines, including Covid-19 content that explicitly contradict expert consensus from local health authorities or the World Health Organization.

‘We make exceptions for material posted with an educational, documentary, scientific or artistic purpose, as was deemed in this case.’

The TalkRadio team responded to the reinstatement and said in their own statement: ‘TalkRadio has not yet received any explanation about what aspect of the guidelines that it is alleged that we have breached.

‘The channel is still removed by Google / YouTube.’

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove appeared on Hartley-Brewer’s radio show earlier today and said critics deserved the right to freedom of speech. 

‘I don’t believe in censorship, and we have a free and fair press, and we have commentators and interviewers of distinction who do criticise the Government’s position,’ he said. 

‘I respectfully disagree with them but I think it’s important that their voices are heard and that debate takes place.’ 

Metro.co.uk has reached out to YouTube/Google for comment. 

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