Recently, YouTube has taken down a channel run by talkRadio, a British Radio Station that is owned by News Cooperation. The only information that is left down on the page at the time of publication is that talk radio is terminated for violating the guidelines of YouTube. BBC news clarifies that this video sharing platform is yet to provide down a detailed statement about the removal. But speculates that the channel has violated the guidelines that were mentioned by the video-sharing platform YouTube.
In tweets, talkRadio said that the channel hosts live streams of the radio broadcast. In addition, it says that the outlet has robust editorial controls in place and also takes care of the balance debates. However, the reporting has been criticized by independent fact-checkers like Full Fact.
Broadcaster hosts a number of prominent right-wing commentators, there were many who spoken against the measures that were taken for prevention from the COVID-19 pandemic situation. One presenter went out so far that he cut his face mask up in the air, stating that mask-wearing is something that state-sponsored virtue signaling on a grand scale. This all has attracted criticism from other broadcasters. Hence, this is why the suspension of this radio channel has taken place from YouTube.
Radio talk is owned by such a large media conglomerate and broadcasters from the UK, so it will be very much interesting to see how this plays out.