News and Commentary

YouTube Bans Steven Crowder From Platform For Rest Of The Year

   DailyWire.com
Sunday Special

Conservative host and comedian Steven Crowder was told this week by Big Tech platform YouTube that his channel will be banned for the rest of the year.

Aside from a very general indication that he somehow violated a “hate speech” clause, Crowder and his team were not told specifically what triggered the ban.

Here’s YouTube’s very general policy on “hate speech”:

Hate speech is not allowed on YouTube. We remove content promoting violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on any of the following attributes:

  • Age
  • Caste
  • Disability
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender Identity and Expression
  • Nationality
  • Race
  • Immigration Status
  • Religion
  • Sex/Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Victims of a major violent event and their kin
  • Veteran Status

Announcing their ban this week, Crowder’s team criticized YouTube for not informing them of when the “catchall” “hate speech” policy was supposedly violated, noting that they can’t read the CEO’s mind.

“Somebody gets offended: ‘hate speech,'” the team mocked, adding,  “How about, if you’re tying to improve the environment, you help us understand where we went wrong.”

WATCH:

Along with his popular podcast, Crowder runs a website, Louder with Crowder, and offers fans a membership program called the Mug Club.

Related: Blaze Media Founder Glenn Beck Explains Switch To Daily Wire’s ‘Morning Wire,’ Slams MSM

The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.