YouTube bans David Duke and other US far-right users

YouTube bans David Duke and other US far-right users

Alex Hern 30/06/2020

Six channels with supremacist content ‘repeatedly violated’ the site’s policy on hate speech

YouTube has banned some of the video site’s most notorious far-right users, including former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, “alt-right” figurehead Richard Spencer and libertarian “race realist” Stefan Molyneux, joining a wave of social media sites taking action against hate speech.

The company says the bans were handed down due to the creators’ repeated violation of YouTube’s policies against claiming that protected groups are “inferior”.

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