The platform, run by YouTube well-wisher Richard Spencer, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and distant demo provocateur Stephen Moliniaks, has kicked off half-a-dozen hate-less channels as well.
“We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube and stopping those who repeatedly or severely violate those policies,” the YouTube representative said in a statement.
On Monday, YouTube banned six channels for violating hate speech: Spencer’s main channel and his channel for the National Policy Institute / Radix Journal; Molinix’s channel is for its white-nationalist group American Renaissance and authorized Emren podcasts; And the Duke’s Channel
Messages that have been booted into channels say, “This account has been terminated due to multiple or serious violations of YouTube’s policy prohibiting hate speech.”
The move comes as part of YouTube’s updated hate speech policy, adopted a year ago, which banned videos and channels, “complaining that a group is better off to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion on the basis of age, gender, caste, creed, religion.” Conspiracy theories explicitly prohibit videos, denying that some violent incidents, such as the Holocaust, occurred.
According to YouTube, the platform has increased video removal fivefold since the update “to better address top content” and to date has “canceled more than 25,000 channels for violating our hate speech policy.”
Before YouTube shut it down, Molinax had 928,000 subscribers to its main channel, 134,000 to the American Renaissance and 18,500 to Amren Podcasts, according to social-media analytics firm Social Blade. Duke’s channel had 85,000 subs; Spencer had just 3,000 and NPI / Radix had 21,600.
Although Spencer and Duke are “big names,” banning YouTube’s Molinix is ”a big, big deal,” Kevin Rouge told the New York Times. Tweets. More than 300 million lifetime views on the Molinix channel “and this is the first step in the Al-Dan rabbit hole for most young people.”
Molinex – what the Southern Poverty Law Center calls “scientific racism,” eugenics and white hegemony to a huge new audience “- Complaint On Twitter he said “no warnings, no strikes on my channel, no chance to back up content, and no opportunity to inform subscribers. Straight up guillotine from somewhere.” Video Posted on Twitter, the Canadian white nationalist denied that he harmed violence or hatred. “It’s a blow, don’t get me wrong, it’s a huge blow,” Moliniaks said of the YouTube ban, but urged his followers to “resist this temptation, to go to the final path, to go to enmity, to go to anger, to violence.”
Spencer, meanwhile, Tweets He will “apply for a stay; however, it appears to be part of a systematic, coordinated effort.
The removal of YouTube by White supremacist channels came on Monday when other Internet companies took action against hate speech.
Fifteen years after it was first launched, Reddit officially banned hate speech by its updated content policy. The community discussion site has removed about 2,000 sub-credits for violating the policy, including the pro-Donald forum, The_Donald (although Reddit has already “quarantined” the controversial sub-credits since June 1990).
Also, Amazon-owned Twitch has suspended Donald Trump’s channel on the live streaming platform due to “disgusting behavior.” Following the move, he quoted a recent broadcast by Twitch Channel as calling Trump’s 2015 speech a “rapist” for Mexicans and his speech earlier this month in Oklahoma Tulsa, where he slammed “a very hard humb … a young woman whose husband broke the windows of a traveling salesman.” All you can do is go as far as you can