Youtube does not give in in the fight against Corona critics.
Despite a court decision on Monday, the video platform deleted two more videos of the controversial campaign #allesaufdentisch. This was confirmed by a YouTube spokesman on Wednesday evening for the German press agency.
The reason given was a breach of a company’s policy on misinformation about the corona pandemic. This means that a total of four videos of the campaign are currently deleted.
Youtube recently deleted three clips, but uploaded one of them again after checking it again.
The internet video campaign #allesaufdentisch, in which actors Volker Bruch and Wotan Wilke Möhring, among others, took part, started at the end of September. In many videos that were uploaded online, the Corona measures and the media reporting about them are criticized, among other things. Critics accuse the creators of using conspiracy-ideological narratives.
The video campaign is reminiscent of an action that had caused a sensation months before: 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 action back then. This had subsequently provoked controversial reactions – some accused the group of playing down the coronavirus. Several participants later distanced themselves.
On Monday evening it became known that a German court was already dealing with the new video campaign and had issued an urgent decision. 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 platform, which belongs to the Google concern.
The court justified that YouTube had not given the channel operators of the campaign specific enough information about which passages in their opinion violated which provision of their guidelines, the court said. The decision will only take effect once it has been served on YouTube. Youtube can then also lodge an objection in an urgent procedure. Youtube has not yet commented on legal issues when asked.