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YouTube Has a Copyright Strike Problem — and It’ll Sue to Fix It

The company has decided to sue someone who had allegedly weaponized its copyright system for extortion

Photo: Unsplash/YouTube

YouTube’s worst-kept open secret for years has been the ease with which copyright strikes on the platform can be weaponized to quell dissent or — in extreme cases — to extort people…

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Chris Stokel-Walker

Chris Stokel-Walker

UK-based freelancer for The Guardian, The Economist, BuzzFeed News, the BBC and more. Tell me your story, or get me to write for you: stokel@gmail.com