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One Vox contributor managed to help demonetize dozens of YouTube accounts by complaining that he was being harassed by conservative comedian Steven Crowder.
Vox Media’s Carlos Maza, an activist and writer known for spewing hatred at conservative figures such as Tucker Carlson, spent the last six days lobbying for Crowder to be taken down from YouTube. Maza complained that Crowder had launched “overt attacks on sexual orientation and ethnicity” at Maza himself. As a result of his campaign, new policies were put in place June 5 at YouTube that stripped the ad revenue from independent creators.
YouTube - Crowder - Policies - Decision - Outrage
YouTube at first determined that Crowder hadn’t violated any policies. This decision caused such an outrage from left-wing media that the company quickly changed its mind. A few hours after YouTube’s first announcement, the platform did a 180 and updated its hate speech policies.
These new updates cracked down on “offensive speech.” In a blog post, YouTube announced that “In the case of hate speech, we are strengthening enforcement of our existing YouTube Partner Program policies. Channels that repeatedly brush up against our hate speech policies will be suspended from the YouTube Partner program, meaning they can’t run ads on their channel or use other monetization features like Super Chat.”
Addition - Minorities - Community - Guidelines - Immigrants
In addition, more “protected minorities” were added to the Community Guidelines. Immigrants, illegal or otherwise, cannot be criticized on the platform. In essence, YouTube appeared to ban all discourse about illegal immigration — except for celebration of illegals.
This break under pressure resulted in the demonetizing...
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