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YouTube hate speech bans: Richard Spencer, David Duke, Stefan Molyneux

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YouTube prohibited numerous channels for breaking the platform’s hate speech guidelines, including the channels run by Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer.

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YouTube banned Richard Spencer, David Duke, Stefan Molyneux, and other popular white supremacist channels from the platform on Monday, mentioning their infractions of hate speech standards.

” We have stringent policies forbiding hate speech on YouTube, and end any channel that consistently or egregiously breaches those policies,” a YouTube representative said in a declaration offered to Organisation Expert.

For several years, YouTube has dealt with criticism for allowing the channels of white supremacists to grow. A September 2018 report from the independent research study company Data and Society called YouTube “the single essential center by which a substantial network of reactionary influencers profit from relaying propaganda to young viewers.”

In June 2019, YouTube, which is owned by Google, rolled out a hate speech policy overhaul A YouTube representative said that more than 25,000 channels had been eliminated for “breaking our hate speech policies” in the year given that.

The news comes the exact same day that Reddit prohibited over 2,000 subreddits for hate speech, including r/the _ donald, a pro-Trump group that’s long been criticized for racist and offensive language. Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao slammed the business in June for allowing the subreddit’s “hate, bigotry, and violence” to continue the platform.

” Reddit is a location for neighborhood and belonging, not for attacking people,” the platform’s existing CEO Steve Huffman stated on Monday, according to The New York Times

Likewise on Monday, livestreaming platform Twitch suspended President Trump’s channel for “despiteful conduct,” utilizing the president’s language in project rally speeches as examples.

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