YouTube Removes White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi, and Other Extremist Content

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On June 5, YouTube announced it would begin removing hateful and supremacist content from the video platform. The social media platform planned to tackle videos and channels that promote neo-Nazism, white supremacy, and other extremist and hateful content.

The new policy, which builds on YouTube’s 2017 effort to police against hate speech, will ban videos “alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion,” YouTube said in a blog post. Under the policy, YouTube also plans to remove videos that deny traumatic events such as the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

YouTube did not single out channels, creators, or videos that would be targeted by the new policy. However, several far-right creators complained that day of YouTube removing or demonetizing their videos, The New York Times reported.

The company said that it would begin enforcing…

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