James Fetzer: YouTube Removes 17,000 Channels, 100,000 Videos, 500 Million Comments for “Hate Speech”

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YouTube Removes 17,000 Channels, 100,000 Videos, 500 Million Comments for “Hate Speech”

YouTube says it has removed more than 17,000 channels for “hate speech”, representing a spike in takedowns since its new “hate speech policy” went into effect in June.

THE GOOGLE-OWNED company calls the June update — in which YouTube said it would specifically prohibit videos that “glorify Nazi ideology” or deny “documented violent events” like the so-called Holocaust — a “fundamental shift in our policies” that resulted in the takedown of more than 100,000 individual videos during the second quarter of the year. The number of comments removed during the same period doubled to over 500 million, in part due to the new “hate speech policy”.

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