About a week ago we noted that indiscriminate conspiracy believer Nathan Stolpman was complaining that his YouTube channel, “Lift the Veil”, seemed to be on its last legs, having suffered multiple strikes and takedowns within a few days.
We decided to assist YouTube in its efforts to to a bit of tidying up, and within a few days several of our readers reported that they’d been successful in having at least one of Stolpman’s Hampstead-related videos removed.
This was encouraging, but one of Stolpman’s “best sellers”, at ~210,000 views and climbing, was a video featuring the names and recent images of a protected witness and two children. This video seemed untouchable, despite multiple reports.
Yesterday, that changed. The video, in which Stolpman not only named the children but offered viewers their contact details on social media, has finally been removed.
This video was a centring point for a great deal of heated discussion regarding the Hampstead hoax, and it seems likely that a largish proportion of its +/–210,000 views were from repeat offenders, as it were.
Shortly after we learned that the second Stolpman video had gone the way of the dodo bird, we learned that YouTube’s purge had extended as far as Ireland, where Angela Power-Disney was having a wee hissy fit:
Sure enough, we went and had a look at Angelas-Caches-dot-org-no-apostrophe, et voilá! There it wasn’t. The video, that is. Not the blog, sad to say.
This leads us to wonder: has YouTube finally decided to pull its finger out? Are they at long last becoming more receptive to complaints about these videos, which violate a court order that was served on them, oh, about four years ago?
We’ll keep an eagle eye on YouTube over the next few days, and will let you know if the Great Hampstead Video Apocalypse is, as we suspect, imminent. Prepare for much wailing and moaning and gnashing of teeth.