YouTube draws flak

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Published Jun 9, 2019, 7:34 am IST
Updated Jun 9, 2019, 7:34 am IST
YouTube is facing backlash from users for blocking their videos under the policy.
In an effort to curtail racist content and conspiracy theories, YouTube has come up with a policy aimed at banning supremacist content. (Photo: Pixabay)
 In an effort to curtail racist content and conspiracy theories, YouTube has come up with a policy aimed at banning supremacist content. (Photo: Pixabay)

In an effort to curtail racist content and conspiracy theories, YouTube has come up with a policy aimed at banning supremacist content. The policy has been designed as the platform came under scrutiny for hateful content and misinformation.

However, all did not go well as expected. YouTube is facing backlash from users for blocking their videos under the policy.  

 

Recently, Ted Cruz, a United States senator, criticised YouTube for removing advertising from the channel of Steven Crowder, a conservative talk show host. “This is ridiculous. YouTube is not the Star Chamber — stop playing God & silencing those voices you disagree with. This will not end well. #LouderWithCrowder,” he tweeted.

He further demanded that YouTube should explain for not taking action against people who made controversial remarks about Republicans, though minority activists defended YouTube’s decision.

Independent journalist Ford Fisher and investigative journalist Jared Holt are two among other popular YouTubers who have come against the platform. Though YouTube said it would review Crowder's case, it is yet to make a concrete statement on the issue.

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