The YouTube portal has deleted two more videos from the #allesaufdentisch initiative. A YouTube spokesman confirmed this on Wednesday evening dpa. The reason given was a violation of a company policy that allegedly misinformation about the corona issue. This means that a total of four videos of the campaign have been deleted so far. YouTube had recently removed three clips, but uploaded one of them again after checking it again.
The video campaign #allesaufdentisch, in which the actors Volker Bruch and Wotan Wilke Möhring took part, was started at the end of September 2021. In several videos, among other things, the corona measures and the media reporting about them are critically questioned. Critics accuse the creators of providing a platform for so-called conspiracy-ideological narratives.
The videos are reminiscent of an action that caused a sensation months ago: At that time, people from the film scene criticized the handling of the corona virus with satirical videos under the hashtag #allesdichtmachen. Bruch – known from the TV series “Babylon Berlin” – was already a prominent face of the initiative back then. This subsequently provoked controversial reactions. Some accused the artist group of playing down the corona virus. Several participants later distanced themselves from the video campaign.
On Monday evening it became known that a German court had already dealt with #allesaufdentisch and issued an urgent decision. The Cologne judges ruled that two clips that YouTube had removed should not have been deleted. At the request of the initiators of the Internet campaign, the Cologne regional court issued temporary injunctions against the video portal, which belongs to the Google Group.
The court stated that the YouTube company had not given the initiative’s channel operators specific enough information about which passages it believes violated which provision of its policy. The court said that the decision will only take effect once it has been served on YouTube. YouTube can then also lodge an objection in an urgent procedure. So far, the video portal has not commented on legal issues when asked.
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