YouTube has taken down the main channel run by the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua — Emmanuel TV, amid allegations against the late preacher.

Emmanuel TV is used to broadcast the religious activities performed by the church.

This is coming on the heels of the controversial documentary reports by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) about the allegations of torture and rape perpetrated by TB Joshua.

The Nation reports a platform — openDemocracy identified and reported more than 50 abusive videos amplifying abuse against Joshua’s accusers on the video platform.

YouTube said: “The flagged channel was terminated for violating our hate speech policies.”

YouTube has policies against cyberbullying and harassment and specifically forbids harassment against survivors of sexual violence.


Recall the BBC World Service in partnership with openDemocracy broadcast earlier this month a three-part documentary in which whistleblowers who were once senior members of SCOAN went on the record with allegations of sexual and psychological torture, financial fraud, and criminal negligence by Joshua.

As part of the backlash against these abuse survivors, YouTube accounts promoting SCOAN broadcast and shared archival video footage depicting several of these whistleblowers’ experiences while they were church members.

These videos, filmed originally by the church’s Emmanuel TV media department, showcased some of the women who participated in the investigative documentary.

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