YouTube received legal requests to delete O’Doherty’s videos

Since her account was terminated, she has held daily protests at the office of YouTube’s owner Google on Barrow Street in central Dublin, claiming that she is being censored

Gemma O’Doherty protesting against Google, which last week banned her from its YouTube platform Picture: Bryan Meade
A small group of supporters protested the Google ban Pic: Bryan Meade

Video sharing giant YouTube received several legal requests last week to remove content shared by Gemma O’Doherty, a former presidential candidate who promotes conspiracy theories online, before it deleted her channel on the platform.

The requests were complied with, as they related to breaches of court reporting restrictions. However, the reason for O’Doherty’s ban from the site last Tuesday was for multiple unrelated ...