- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Comedian Steven Crowder’s YouTube victory in the wake of a deplatforming campaign was short-lived due to a “continued review” by YouTube.

The social media giant, which rejected calls by Vox host Carlos Maza to terminate Mr. Crowder’s channel for alleged “harassment,” returned to the issue on Wednesday by demonetizing the channel.

“Update on our continued review — we have suspended this channel’s monetization,” YouTube wrote. “We came to this decision because a pattern of egregious actions has harmed the broader community and is against our YouTube Partner Program policies.”

Fans of the conservative comedian thought he was in the clear on Tuesday after YouTube said an “in-depth review” of his channel showed zero violations of its rules.

The initial review, YouTube said, took “days.”



“It’s crucial for us to allow everyone–from creators to journalists to late-night TV hosts–to express their opinions w/in the scope of our policies,” YouTube wrote Tuesday. “Opinions can be deeply offensive, but if they don’t violate our policies, they’ll remain on our site.”

“Just spoke with YouTube,” Mr. Crowder told fans after the update by YouTube. “Confirmed, the second Adpocalypse IS here and they’re coming for you. More details to follow. Stay tuned.”

Mr. Maza, an LGBT activist who refers to himself as a “gaywonk,” claims Mr. Crowder has engaged in a harassment campaign by calling him gay and mocking his work.

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