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YouTube has banned several major white supremacy channels, including those of Stefan Molyneux, David Duke and Richard Spencer.
— The Verge (@verge) June 29, 2020
Other banned channels
Other banned channels include American Renaissance (with its associated channel AmRen Podcasts) and the National Policy Institute channel from Spencer. The channels repeatedly violated YouTube policies, a YouTube spokesperson said, saying members of the protected groups were inferior. They rub shoulders with other violations that prompted YouTube to take action.
“We have strict policies that prohibit hate speech on YouTube and we have closed any channels that repeatedly or flagrantly violate these policies,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Verge. “After updating our guidelines to better deal with supremacist content, we have seen a 5-fold increase in video deletions and the closure of over 25,000 channels for violating our hate speech policies.”
YouTube began cracking down on supremacist channels in June 2019
YouTube began cracking down on supremacist channels in June 2019. The company has released updated rules that ban “videos claiming a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities such as age, sex, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. “Channels that repeatedly forget this type of content but do not cross the line will receive additional penalties, including loss of access to the YouTube partner program and inability to monetize their content. Videos.
Several affected content creators have already started to tweet about their bans. Spencer tweeted that he would “appeal the suspension” and called the ban “a coordinated, systemic effort”. Molyneux tweeted that YouTube “has just stopped the biggest philosophy conversation the world has ever known”.
The ban on six YouTube channels comes after Reddit banned several high-profile and controversial sub-marriages earlier today, including r / The_Donald, and Twitch temporarily banned President Donald Trump for heinous conduct due to comments made. in two different streams. YouTube has been under pressure from critics for years to delete the Molyneux channel. Molyneux was banned by Mailchimp earlier this year.