(The Post Millennial) – On Wednesday, Steven Crowder announced that his channel has been banned from YouTube for the remainder of 2021.
Crowder displayed messages from YouTube explaining why they were banned.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) December 15, 2021
The graphic states that the YouTube team determined Crowder’s “The Left HATES Elon Musk Because He’s TOO Based!” video violated the platform’s policy on hate speech.
“Oh, you mean the catch-all for everything that you don’t like in the world, and something you don’t have to be accountable for?” said Crowder’s team.
“Somebody gets offended: ‘hate speech,'” they added, suggesting to YouTube, “How about, if you’re trying to improve the environment, you help us understand where we went wrong.”
YouTube’s hate speech policy states that “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, and Veteran Status.”
In response to the ban, Crowder stated that viewers could still see his live show on Rumble, or through the Mug Club, where viewers can see his show on BlazeTV.
This is the second time this year that YouTube has suspended Crowder’s channel.
In October, his channel was suspended after posting a video about women being impregnated by biological males in prisons.
“YouTube specifically warned Mr. Crowder that videos he uploaded showed a pattern of recklessly targeting the LGBTQ+ community for abuse and insults. It warned that further uploading of content that targets, insults, and/or abuses the LGBTQ+ community would result in additional penalties,” a statement to Crowder’s attorney William Richmond from YouTube read.
“On September 30, Mr. Crowder uploaded another video that YouTube has determined continues his prior conduct. The video entitled ‘Special Guest ALEX JONES on ‘Great Reset’ & Joe Rogan TRIGGERS Leftists AGAIN!’ contains a segment that targets the transgender community in an offensive manner, for example, by indicating that trans people pose a rape threat to women,” the statement continued.
“Consistent with the recklessness provisions of its hate speech policy, YouTube has removed this video from the service and assessed a strike against the Steven Crowder channel. Per YouTube’s strikes policy, this results in a one-week upload freeze for the channel. Further violation of YouTube’s hate speech policy will result in additional penalties,” said the statement.