YouTube confirms strike on H3 Podcast channel for violating the platform's harmful and dangerous content policy
- A YouTube spokesperson told Insider that the platform issued a strike to the H3 Podcast channel.
- The spokesperson said the channel violated the platform's harmful and dangerous content policy.
YouTube issued a strike to Ethan and Hila Klein's H3 Podcast channel for violating the platform's rules against harmful and dangerous content, the company said.
Jack Malon, a YouTube spokesperson, told Insider on Tuesday afternoon that the channel faced the strike in accordance with the company's harmful and dangerous content policy. The policy prohibits videos revolving around extremely dangerous pranks and challenges, and media that encourages eating disorders and violent activity, among other things.
Penalties that come with a strike include a YouTuber being blocked from uploading videos and live streams, writing Community posts, and creating custom thumbnails for a week, according to the platform's strike policies.
Malon didn't specify which video sparked the strike, but Ethan said in a tweet on Monday that the video, which he said was labeled "too dangerous to watch," was uploaded over a year ago.
—Ethan Klein (@h3h3productions) December 20, 2021
Ethan wrote in the same tweet that he was blocked from uploading videos to the channel for a week because of the strike.
The H3 Podcast channel has over 3 million subscribers and 720 million views. Ethan's main YouTube channel, h3h3Productions, has amassed over 6.3 million followers making comedy videos.
An email address associated with the H3 Podcast did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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