😡 Is YouTube doing enough to prevent false copystrikes?

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We’re thrilled to welcome star internet culture journalist Kelsey Weekman as a contributor for Passionfruit. This week, she explores the case of YouTuber Alex Edson, who is facing heat for nearly de-platforming his rivals with allegedly false copyright strikes. It begs the question: Is YouTube doing enough to protect creators against predatory claims?

Plus, Passionfruit contributor Steven Asarch provides a thoughtful exploration of the complexities of creators owning up to their pasts and turning a new leaf—in light of recent news that the formerly “edgy,” controversial creator iDubbbz has apologized for his actions. You won’t want to miss this story.


THE DARK SIDE

Crushing the competition: YouTuber Alex Edson accused of filing false copyright strikes against his rivals


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