After Vox’s Carlos Maza Complains Via Twitter, YouTube Purges Several Channels With “Extreme” Views
On May 30, Carlos Maza, a writer and media personality for Vox, in a series of tweets complained about conservative comedian Steven Crowder.
Maza made the claim that Crowder’s videos have made him a target for harassment.
YouTube responded saying they conducted an “in-depth review” of Crowder’s channel after Maza had called on his base to flag Crowder’s videos. Youtube came to the conclusion that “opinions can be deeply offensive, but if they don’t violate our policies, they’ll remain on the site.”
Maza quickly expressed disdain for Youtube’s decision.
Youtube preceded to get a lot of negative press and pressure to do something about Maza’s alleged harassment.
Afterwards, YouTube came back with a new decision on the matter.
“Recently, we faced situations where the egregious actions of a handful of YouTubers harmed the reputation of the broader creator community among advertisers, the media industry and most importantly, the general public. In light of this behavior—and our commitment to tighten our policies and communicate them more quickly and transparently—we’re introducing new consequences to apply in the rare event when one creator’s actions harm the entire Community.”
To read YouTube’s complete statement click here.
Despite Youtube’s decision Maza is still dissatisfied.
WHAT THE RIGHT IS SAYING:
Many proponents of the right are pointing out Vox and Maza’s hypocrisy.
Even journalists have been caught in the crossfire. Ford Fischer, editor-in-chief of News2Share, said his channel has now been demonetized despite his work being used in several documentaries.
Crowder says he will be making a video discussing the entire matter soon.