Yes, I've had a video I posted on Dailymotion deleted, then when I uploaded again it was blocked for no apparent reason. Their only excuse references "Community Guidelines" but my video doesn't conflict against community guidelines. So, the only explanation is that some viewers are making false reports and Dailymotion is just deleting and/or blocking them without verification.
In researching Dailymotion, I think I found out why the websites platform is user unfriendly, has various bugs/glitches, videos don't load right, search engine doesn't work properly, pages load with ads that freeze browsers, etc.:
- Dailymotion is owned by Vivendi (90% stock)
- Vivendi also owns UMG (Universal Music Group)
- Universal Music Group signed a huge deal with Youtube in 2017
In my opinion, this is the main reason why Dailymotion is purposely sabotaging their own website and not competing against Youtube. Very shady behavior for a website that was once open and competitive.