The original video was released in November of 2016.
It was removed by YouTube 4 times, along with the rest of my 400+ videos when they took down my channel.
This letter was written by a former Adsense employee who decided to blow the whistle on the policies that are unethical and causing so many people to suffer damages.
I am one of those individuals, having my channel page taken down 5 times now. In addition to that, for 4 years my channel was down they still hosted banner ads on my work and took all the profits while they said I was not able to monetize and was a risk to their advertisers. But yet they continued to take my funds. I suffered a total of $200K because of it.
I am currently unable to monetize and am being forced to spend the next few weeks trying to gather the over 400 videos I once had on my channel and repost them. I am talking to lawyers as we speak and am going to push this as far as I need to.
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