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The YouTube ‘Adpocalypse’ and the strategic censoring of opinion

The YouTube ‘Adpocalypse’ and the strategic censoring of opinion

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Numerous YouTube channels that express conservative viewpoints, or criticize socialism, have recently reported that they’ve been demonetized. Censored channels include those of popular YouTube comedian Steven Crowder and a history teacher who posted videos on World War II that included clips of Nazi speeches. The New York Times reports that thousands of channels are being censored in this way. On June 5, YouTube released a statement about its “ongoing work to tackle hate.” It emphasizes efforts to squelch “videos alleging that a group is superior,” “videos that promote or glorify Nazi ideology,” and “content denying that well-documented violent events … took place.”
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