YouTube shuts down far-right channels over hate speech


Richard Spencer confirmed the suspension of his YouTube account in a tweet that included a screen-capture of a message from YouTube citing policies against glorifying or inciting violence against a person or group. – EPA pic, June 30, 2020.

YOUTUBE yesterday shut down six far-right channels for violating rules against “supremacist” content, booting videos by David Duke, Stefan Molyneux and Richard Spencer.

The video-sharing platform pulled the plug on the channels as online social media platforms face increasing pressure to crack down on hateful rhetoric.


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