Web Only
February 3, 2014

Australian PM's YouTube message flagged for 'deceptive content'

Tony Abbott's video about 'delivering on our promises' temporarily taken down.

Screenshot via Twitter user @TonyAbbottMHR.

YouTube temporarily suspended Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's account on Sunday after a message titled 'Delivering on Our Promises' was flagged by users.

Though Google said in a statement that videos flagged by users are sometimes mistakenly taken down, many critics of Abbott's policies relished the removal, particularly for violating a policy against "spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content".

The above image tweeted from Abbott's official account quickly went viral, though the original was deleted. 


Programme Highlights