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UK Broadcaster talkRADIO Removed From YouTube

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British National radio station, talkRADIO has on Tuesday been removed from popular Google-owned video-sharing services, YouTube, kicking the radio station’s channel off its platform. In a statement on twitter, talkRADIO said, “We urgently await a detailed response from  Google/YouTube about the nature of the breach that has led to our channel being removed from its platform.” "TalkRadio is an Ofcom-licenced and regulated broadcaster, and has robust editorial controls in place, taking care to balance debate.  "We regularly interrogate government data and we have controls in place, use verifiable sources and give space to careful selection of voices and opinions."

talkRADIO which has over 400,000 listeners is one of Britain’s main news and speech radio stations and regularly hosts government officials.


According to the notification by YouTube, talkRADIO violated the platform’s Guidelines.


"This account has been terminated for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines," the YouTube notification on talkRADIO’s page said.


However, there are speculations that the removal is related to some rules against COVID-19-related misinformation.

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