YouTubers Are Mad Again After YouTube Deletes Videos With Paid Promos for Academic Cheating

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YouTube has removed “hundreds” of videos advertising an essay-writing service, EduBirdie, following a BBC investigation that concluded over 250 channels were promoting the Ukraine-based company.

According to the BBC, the investigation ultimately discovered more than 1,400 videos with over 700 million views promoting EduBirdie, with the topics covering “range of interests including: pranks, video games, fashion and dating.” After the BBC revealed the results of the investigation, YouTube advised the channels in question that promoting cheating services was a violation of its policies against “academic aids,” which specifically prohibit both test-taking services and paper-writing companies. It further told them that videos featuring EduBirdie plugs would be removed…

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