YouTube has removed the main channel, Emmanuel TV, run by the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet TB Joshua.
The channel was used to broadcast religious activities performed by the church.
This action follows allegations made against the late preacher and a controversial documentary by the British Broadcasting Corporation regarding claims of torture and rape associated with TB Joshua.
An independent media
organization,openDemocracy reported over 50 abusive videos on YouTube that amplified abuse against Joshua’s accusers.
According to the BBC, YouTube stated that the flagged channel was terminated for violating their hate speech policies.
YouTube said: “The flagged channel was terminated for violating our hate speech policies.”
The platform has strict guidelines against cyberbullying, harassment, and specifically prohibits harassment against survivors of sexual violence.
Earlier this month, the BBC World Service, in collaboration with openDemocracy, aired a three-part documentary featuring whistleblowers who were once senior members of SCOAN.
These individuals came forward with allegations of sexual and psychological torture, financial fraud, and criminal negligence by Joshua.
In a disturbing turn of events, YouTube accounts promoting SCOAN shared archival video footage depicting the experiences of these whistleblowers during their time as church members.
The videos in question were originally filmed by SCOAN’s Emmanuel TV media department and showcased some of the women who participated in the investigative documentary.
However, these videos became part of the backlash against the abuse survivors.