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So, if I understand this correctly, thousands of rightwing YouTube channels are being purged and it is all because Steven Crowder ridiculed a gay Latino writer for Vox.com for endorsing violence and deplatforming. As a result, YouTube caved to a Twitter mob and is censoring and purging all of his political enemies including such notable Neo-Nazis as Ford Fischer and Jesse Lee Peterson:
It appears that not everyone is buying into the “moral authority” of this individual who is screaming and wrist flapping about YouTube being “a queer space” and calling for violence and censorship of everyone on the Right because it “works” and should be used “way more aggressively.”
We have details in incoming video, but YouTube and Vox have launched an all out WAR on ALL independent creators. Thousands of channels under review!— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) June 5, 2019
PLEASE TWEET us if you’ve been demonetized under the new #VoxAdpocalypse guidelines! Will be discussing in tonight’s show.
This is straight up fascism.— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 5, 2019
These people want to silence and destroy anyone who thinks differently than them. pic.twitter.com/oMKcIlufcc
Build your own YouTube. https://t.co/ga8ogCwG3d— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 5, 2019
These “people” will never be appeased but it doesn’t matter and things will get worse pic.twitter.com/IaTUzsCfpC— G(r)ift From God (@Good_Shawny) June 5, 2019
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA DUDE GOT ANOTHER CHANNEL FULLY DEMONETIZED* FOR SAYING MEAN THINGS TO HIM & HES STILL NOT HAPPY!!!!!!!! I CANT!!!!! pic.twitter.com/AVJib2Mc17— KEEM ? (@KEEMSTAR) June 5, 2019
Online hate & extremism pose a significant threat. We were glad to share our expertise with @YouTube on updating their policies to keep #hate off their platform. This is an important step forward, but must be followed by many more. Read our full statement: https://t.co/4UFLycS891— ADL (@ADL) June 5, 2019
Youtube demonetized my channel. pic.twitter.com/tPWhvF3MMa— (((Luke Ford))) (@lukeford) June 5, 2019
YouTube demonetized my channel right after taking down videos *condemning* anti-Jewish hatred by whites & Muslims! I always tell people to stop hating & blaming. @YouTubeTeam, you made an error. Do the right thing & reinstate my channel privileges/features immediately. pic.twitter.com/1jL4QNqgi9— Jesse Lee Peterson (@JLPtalk) June 5, 2019
None of the “reporters” advocating for Crowder to be censored (over unfunny jokes by the way)— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 5, 2019
have ever said anything about ANTIFA hate crime against a U.S. Marine.
They’ve chosen sides, and yes it’s the side of the violent far left.https://t.co/JKTKStlaXE
#VoxAdpocalypse is trending #5 in the U.S.— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) June 5, 2019
We’ll be going LIVE in a few. Feel free to push it higher!
This is beyond politics now. This is massive media corporations vs ALL of YouTube’s independent creators.
I’m getting dms and tweets.— Count Dankula??????? (@CountDankulaTV) June 5, 2019
It looks like every channel that does not side with far left politics is getting their monetisation taken away.
Carlos Maza just fucked over an entire genre of YouTube, because one man said something mean to him.
This will not go well.
Incidentally, the Kushner Administration’s determination to avoid disturbing Big Tech and corporate donors means those who supported Trump in 2016 will be deplatformed during upcoming campaign.— Virginia Dare (@vdare) June 5, 2019
Barring action, not “monitoring,” @realDonaldTrump is done. Should just resign.
A new era started because a guy who works for a shitty news outlet complains because he gets called names. At the same time he calls for assualt on people he doesnt like in public but apparently that’s ok. Now everyone is demonetized. #VoxAdpocalypse pic.twitter.com/CpXQfbrBgt— Zach (@jedionii) June 5, 2019
I find Steven Crowder obnoxious, unfunny, and politically appalling, but that doesn’t mean I would therefore demand that his videos be removed from YouTube just because they offend my sensibilities. The principle of a free, open internet overrides my personal sensibilities— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 5, 2019
I’m pretty sure @gaywonk has successfully made an enemy out of plenty Youtubers that didn’t even know he existed.— Eric July (@EricDJuly) June 5, 2019
All because his bitching and moaning created a chain reaction that concluded with many people demonetized
What’s happening right now with YouTube is a massive purge of right-wing, nationalist, and dissident voices orchestrated by the ADL, as they’ve admitted.— Will Westcott (@westland_will) June 5, 2019
Why is a jewish activist organization determining what we are allowed to say on the Internet?
Were any zionists banned? pic.twitter.com/Xb7sZ8Lijw
Social media companies are hyper-sensitive to criticism from elite journalists, such that they will self-impose entirely nonsensical standards in order to placate whoever’s whining on a given day. Bad press = bad for their bottom line, but good for censorious, moralizing windbags— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 5, 2019
As predicted, the hammer is falling on Crowder. YouTube has demonetized his channel. https://t.co/B6Hg4E3VfA— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 5, 2019
Let me guess who defines “hate” https://t.co/gB2xCpwB9N— EMPEROR ‘KINGFISH’ WHITEPILL (@CptBlackPill) June 5, 2019
YouTube is deleting THOUSANDS of users they deem ‘harmful’.— Orwell & Goode (@OrwellNGoode) June 5, 2019
Some content creators have recently complained of a marked drop in viewing figures.
One of the largest content creators to be axed is ThuleanPerspective who had amassed a six-figure subscriber count.
Wew lad. https://t.co/WwVWvAXwwI
Please explain the legal standard for “hate speech.” I’ll wait. Forever. Because there is no such standard in American law. https://t.co/yit1cM5PNf— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 5, 2019
Within minutes of @YouTube‘s announcement of a new purge it appears they caught my outlet, which documents activism and extremism, in the crossfire.— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) June 5, 2019
I was just notified my entire channel has been demonetized. I am a journalist whose work there is used in dozens of documentaries. pic.twitter.com/HscG2S4dWh
Looks like whining journalists have successfully pressured YouTube to more aggressively “tackle hate,” whatever the hell that means. The strategy includes “partnering closely with lawmakers” and “raising up authoritative voices.” Good job media, this creepy Newspeak is for you pic.twitter.com/CFv9kuZ3Xj— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 5, 2019
#VoxAdpocalypse brought to you by a violent authoritarian who wants to destroy the livelihoods of smaller creators and independent journalists to win a personal spat with a comedian— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 5, 2019
A new protected class by @YouTube: those now immune from criticism due to their “immigration status.” In other words, @YouTube is banning speech critical of illegal immigration. pic.twitter.com/9bersTWNNa— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) June 5, 2019
I’m guessing this is likely to intensify the David French vs. Sohrab Ahmari debate over the nature of conservatism in the post-Blompf era. Ahmari’s whole point in that debate was that the moral consensus on key issues that used to exist in this country – the taboo on political violence, general respect for free speech, civility in politics – has disappeared under classical liberalism and that militant progressives seek to destroy their opponents and cannot be reasoned with.