The project, which was started by seven volunteers based around the world, chronicles and collects personal narratives and Chinese news reports on the disease. “The purpose of the page is to serve as a database for researchers, such as those studying epidemic prevention and natural language processing, as well as internet users,” said a notice on the GitHub page titled “#2020 nCov memory,” referring to the short form of novel coronavirus.
Joshua Phillip, on his YouTube Channel, Cross Roads claims (starts at the 7 minute mark) that the site was taken down and the organizers were detained by Chinese authorities. He cites the South China Morning Post.
He then openly wonders (at 9 min 30 secs in):
GitHub is run by Microsoft. Did Microsoft or GitHub cooperate with Chinese authorities in pulling down this page?
Is this the case?