YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech | JoyFreak

News YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech

Tek

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YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels, including those belonging to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer.

Other channels banned include American Renaissance (with its associated channel AmRen Podcasts) and the channel for Spencer’s National Policy Institute. The channels repeatedly violated YouTube’s policies, a YouTube spokesperson said, by alleging that members of protected groups were inferior. These come alongside other violations that led to YouTube taking action.

“We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Verge. “After updating our guidelines to better address supremacist content, we saw a 5x spike in video removals and have terminated over 25,000 channels for violating our hate speech policies.”

YouTube began cracking down on supremacist channels in June 2019. The company issued updated rules prohibiting “videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.” Channels that repeatedly brush up against this type of content but don’t cross the line will receive other penalties, including losing access to YouTube’s Partner Program and not being able to monetize their videos.

A number of the creators affected have already started tweeting about their bans. Spencer tweeted that he will “appeal the suspension” and called the ban a “systemic, coordinated effort.” Molyneux tweeted that YouTube “just suspended the largest philosophy conversation the world has ever known.”

YouTube’s ban of the six channels comes after Reddit banned a number of high-profile and controversial subreddits earlier today, including r/The_Donald, and Twitch temporarily banned President Donald Trump for hateful conduct over comments made in two different streams. YouTube has faced pressure from critics for years to remove Molyneux’s channel. Molyneux was banned by Mailchimp earlier this year.
 

Empire

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I don't even follow them if not even heard half of them. Doesn't fuss me as long as my accounts are good you know :p

This is getting way too much craziness now with what's been going on like, LOL
 

Tek

Member
I don't even follow them if not even heard half of them. Doesn't fuss me as long as my accounts are good you know :p

This is getting way too much craziness now with what's been going on like, LOL
they targeted mostly the white supremacist channels yesterday
 

Empire

Member
they targeted mostly the white supremacist channels yesterday
I guessed that Shame what they are doing but then again if TOS is broken they have to follow it right?

End of the day the rest of us have to be very careful. This world is changing
 

Clout

Member
I guessed that Shame what they are doing but then again if TOS is broken they have to follow it right?

End of the day the rest of us have to be very careful. This world is changing
You just have to follow the rules on every site you visit. There's a risk you can break it, that's why you should ALWAYS read the rules.
 

Tek

Member
I guessed that Shame what they are doing but then again if TOS is broken they have to follow it right?

End of the day the rest of us have to be very careful. This world is changing
the world is changing indeed
 

FaceHugger

Member
I am surprised these people were allowed on the platform at all. They never hid their hate and bigotry. Disappointed that Google, the once "do no evil" company, permitted this for so long.
 

Clout

Member
I am surprised these people were allowed on the platform at all. They never hid their hate and bigotry. Disappointed that Google, the once "do no evil" company, permitted this for so long.
I think it was because of their status, they were very well known for what they were doing and it seems Google favors those with a higher authority/status.
 

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