YouTube, the largest online video platform in the world, became a lot more authoritarian in regards to what kind of content it will tolerate within the course of a week.
Vox video presenter Carlos Maza, who frequently references his own homosexuality and refers to himself as a “gay Mexican” and a “queer”, demanded a massive de-platforming because conservative commentator and comedian Steven Crowder made fun of him a couple of times.
Just a reminder: Vox isn’t some small, no-name outlet. It has a ton of subscribers — more than Steve Crowder has. That apparently doesn’t matter, because the timid Maza felt threatened by having his ideas challenged. Now, the entire YouTube content creator community is about to pay the price.
Overnight, YouTube announced a sweeping de-platforming and removed a host of what it considers to be hateful accounts. Predictably, no pro-Stalin communists or far-left Antifa-affiliates were affected. Only independent contrarians got the boot.
Most of the headlines on this report that YouTube is targeting Nazis and white supremacists (Crowder is neither), but make no mistake: this won’t stop here. First, it’s Nazis. Then, it’s “Nazis”. Then, it’s everyone who has ever made an edgy joke.
YouTube as we know it is basically over — because some whiny liberal complained.
~ Facts Not Memes