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YouTube restores wrongly deleted robot battles

August 22, 2019

YouTube is in the process of remedying a site error after its algorithm falsely identified personal videos of robot battles – similar to the likes of those seen in BBC show Robot Wars –  as ‘animal cruelty’ and ‘cock fighting’.

Channels posting robot combat videos saw their content removed and received a notice from YouTube informing them that the videos were in breach of its community guidelines.

A YouTube spokesman confirmed the mistake, commenting: “With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call.”

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