The war over “hate speech” on social media took a very sour turn today as YouTube announced they are going after “supremacists” on their platform. The first known victim is Steven Crowder, the conservative comedian who drew the ire of Vox Media host Carlos Maza.
His extremely popular YouTube channel has been demonetized, meaning the revenue that has helped pay Crowder and his team for years is losing a huge direct source.
There was a brief moment of celebration as YouTube initially left Crowder unpunished. But the backlash by Maza and his supporters was clearly too much for YouTube to continue to do the right thing and protect free speech for more than a few hours. They caved to the progressive mob quickly and spectacularly.
Crowder, whose brand of comedy includes insulting people, announced his team will be putting out a video tonight to explain further. It didn’t seem like all doom and gloom, though, as he teased a “silver lining.”
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) June 5, 2019
The “silver lining” may be that YouTube will allow Crowder to continue running ads if his channel removes links to his merchandise. This made Maza even more upset than before.
To clarify, in order to reinstate monetization on this channel, he will need to remove the link to his T-shirts.
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) June 5, 2019
Even if Crowder is hopeful, there are plenty of creators on YouTube who are in jeopardy as a result of YouTube’s decision:
TRANSLATED: We are taking additional steps to be able to easily cave to the woke scolds so they can just censor people rather than have to defend their ideas. https://t.co/aBQcx0j4qL
— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) June 5, 2019
Perhaps the most distressing part about this move is the classification of Crowder as a “supremacist.” He offends people by making fun of them and invoking race, sex, sexual orientation, and religion among other things. That’s his shtick. It works. Some may not appreciate the humor. They do not have to watch. But at no point does Crowder encourage violence or bigotry. He makes jokes. Others make “hateful” jokes as well.
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— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) June 5, 2019
If YouTube is going to start classifying anything offensive as “supremacist” speech, they better start hitting the bigoted left as well. There’s a ton of “progressive” content they need to examine.
This is not okay, and unfortunately it’s just the beginning. The purge is happening. If Crowder can get hit while progressives are left to spread their real hate unabated, YouTube’s hypocrisy will be on clear display.
Within minutes of @YouTube's announcement of a new purge it appears they caught my outlet, which documents activism and extremism, in the crossfire.
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
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) June 5, 2019
If @YouTube is now going to police insulting speech — not violent speech, not incitement, not actual fake news — because a virulently censorious, radical activist masquerading as a journalist complains about being insulted, they're a joke.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 5, 2019
I'm getting dms and tweets.
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.
— Top Boss Of #OnesieGang??????? (@CountDankulaTV) June 5, 2019
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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