The YouTube Channel That Called Shane Dawson A Pedophile Has Been Shut Down
11 January 2018, 10:53
A now-debunked conspiracy theory video circulated on social media last night.
A YouTube channel that spread allegations against Shane Dawson has been terminated by the platform.
On January 10, a verified YouTube channel known as PopBlast shared a montage of audio clips from an episode of Shane's podcast that were manipulated to make it appear as though Shane was offering a sincere justification for Pedophilia. The conspiracy was quickly debunked, but not before the accusations went viral on Twitter.
i’m not a pedophile. i can’t believe i even have to say that. it literally feels like i’m in a nightmare. https://t.co/i0mo11xNg3— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) January 10, 2018
YouTube took swift action against the offending YouTube channel.
PopBlast's channel was immediately taken down, and a message that reads "This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy against spam, deceptive practices and misleading content or other Terms of Service violations," was left in its place.