YouTube bans David Duke, Richard Spencer, and other white nationalist personalities

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YouTube bans David Duke, Richard Spencer, and other white nationalist personalities

A slew of major far-right video personalities just lost their online home.

On Monday, YouTube banned a half dozen white nationalist channels from its platform for continually violating its policies. The accounts belonged to a range of far-right groups and personalities.

"We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies,” said a YouTube spokesperson. “After updating our guidelines to better address supremacist content, we saw a 5x spike in video removals and have terminated over 25,000 channels for violating our hate speech policies.” Read more...

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