YouTube stays inconsistent with Steven Crowder decision
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 07, 2019,
Jun 07, 2019, 13:02
Hours later, YouTube seemingly reversed its decision and tweeted, "Update on our continued review - we have suspended [Steven Crowder's] channel's monetization".
Yesterday, the media platform made waves when it chose to not take action against Crowder after Carlos Maza posted clips of Crowder repeatedly harassing him with derogatory, anti-gay, and racist statements, which Maza claimed resulted in Crowder's fans doxxing him and subjecting him to abuse on social media.
In response to Maza's complaints, YouTube defended Crowder's comments by saying the criticisms were an example of debate, rather than harassment. So, because in Crowder's opinion, Maza is a "gay Mexican", it's all good?
YouTube said it has reviewed its policies to ensure it's "drawing the line in the right place", and Mr Allsop's channel has now been restored and his suspension lifted.
That includes removing links to a store where he sells shirts that include slogans like "Socialism Is For Fags".
Twitter has not responded to The Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment. "However, in the subsequent days, we saw the widespread harm to the YouTube community resulting from the ongoing pattern of egregious behavior, took a deeper look, and made the decision to suspend monetization", Dale said.
When Maza initially cried "homophobe" to YouTube, they responded that Crowder's content did not violate their policies, however, they did not agree with the content.
YouTube announced on Wednesday that it is to remove material that denies the Holocaust or glorifies Nazism. First, the site will ban supremacists and other extremists that advocate segregation or exclusion based on age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
'To be crystal clear: YouTube has decided that targeted racist and homophobic harassment does not violate its policies against hate speech or harassment.
"YouTube have banned me for "hate speech", I think due to clips on Nazi policy featuring propaganda speeches by Nazi leaders".
The company said: "We take allegations of harassment very seriously - we know this is important and impacts a lot of people". "But, it's hard to tell what action YouTube will take today or in the future to rid these influencers from their platform".
With LGBT Pride Month just kicking off, it will be interesting to see how many other organisations will adopt rainbows across their brands, without necessarily backing the queer communities they are desperately marketing themselves to. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
However, YouTube's harassment an cyberbullying policy explicitly bars 'content that makes hurtful and negative comments/videos about another person'. "Crowder is YouTube's ideal creator", he said.
"The problem is that @YouTube allows monsters and bullies to become superstars, break YouTube's rules, build an army of loyal, radicalized followers, and then make millions selling them merch that sustains their work".