The “Big Tech” oligarchs will eventually come for you. After they censor and ban everyone they hate for whatever reason, they won’t stop and will go after whomever they deem is the next “offensive” entity.
YouTube has given conservative talk show host Steven Crowder a “second active strike” on his main channel and also given the first strike to his clip channel, Crowder Bits.
The censor-happy platform identified an episode of “Louder with Crowder” in which Crowder himself and his crew agreed that the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio on April 20 was justified.
YouTube gave the Crowder team a somewhat more specific explanation of why that particular episode violated their guidelines:
In particular, this video violated the aspect of the policy that prohibits “content reveling in or mocking the death or serious injury of an identifiable individual.” Accordingly, the video has been removed and a strike has been applied to the Steven Crowder channel. This constitutes the second active strike on the Steven Crowder channel and, as a result, uploads are now suspended for two weeks.
That is ridiculous. As Louderwithcrowder.com’s Courtney Kirchoff wrote in the article concerning the strike, the Crowder crew “didn’t revel in the death or serious injury of an identifiable individual.”
“The video they’re referring to didn’t revel in the death or serious injury of an identifiable individual,” Kirchoff wrote. “It seems YouTube is unhappy the studio crew agreed the shooting of a teenager trying to stab another was justified.”
Yours truly watched that episode the day it aired, and while the Crowder crew likes to have fun and make joke — whether you agree with them or not, at no point did they “revel” in the death of Bryant.
This seems like it’s just being used as an excuse to come one step closer to eliminating the most popular conservative channel on YouTube.
Crowder responded to the second strike on Twitter, accompanied by a video that shows “other notable mentions on YouTube of hosts mocking identifiable individuals.”
As a result of the strike, Crowder won’t be able to post a video to his channel for two weeks and on the Crowder Bits channel for one week. One more strike to his main channel and it will be removed from the site.