Ulster Unionist anger after Youtube deletes marching band accounts (News)

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Ulster Unionists have expressed anger after a variety of YouTube accounts linked to marching bands had been closed by the video-sharing website- leading to tons of of hours of footage being misplaced.

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Trever Wilson, chairman of the Ulster Unionist Councillors’ Affiliation, referred to as on YouTube to elucidate why, over the weekend, it selected to shut down a variety of accounts and take away footage of native marching bands.

He stated: “The native band scene is prospering and is a key a part of unionist tradition, offering a substantial amount of color and musical talent all through the summer time months, and is the supply of enjoyment and delight for tens of 1000’s of individuals. 

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“Over the weekend, I and a variety of celebration colleagues, together with former MLA Jenny Palmer, have been approached by members of the native band fraternity relating to motion taken by YouTube. 

“There may be a substantial amount of anger on the market that a variety of accounts have been closed with out rationalization or warning, and tons of of hours of footage misplaced in consequence.

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“I’m subsequently calling on YouTube to elucidate why they selected to take the motion they’ve and to re-instate the footage they’ve eliminated.”

The Belfast Telegraph has approached YouTube for remark.

Belfast Telegraph Digital

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