YouTube has faced criticism from conservatives in the past for censoring conservative content makers, including more recently shutting down all independent streams of the Rittenhouse trial while the verdict was being announced. Now, the platform is under fire for banning prominent conservative Steven Crowder for the remainder of the year with no actual justification. The Gateway Pundit Reports–
“This week, conservative comedian Steven Crowder was informed by YouTube that his extremely popular channel – with over 5.5 million subscribers – will be banned from uploading any new content on the platform for the remainder of the year.
On Wednesday, without any explanation other than arbitrarily claiming that Crowder somehow violated the Google-owned platform’s extremely broad hate-speech policy, YouTube issued his channel a hard strike without providing any specifics at all – the only information was the name of the video.
The video that triggered the punishment was hilariously titled: “The Left HATES Elon Musk Because He’s TOO Based!” It has since been removed from the platform.”
Other social media companies are in a similarly dire situation with regard to free speech. Twitter, already notorious for their censorship of conservatives, just hired a new CEO who has put his woke views on display and shown a total disregard for free speech values.
“Our role is not to be bound by the First Amendment, but our role is to serve a healthy public conversation and our moves are reflective of things that we believe lead to a healthier public conversation. The kinds of things that we do about this is, focus less on thinking about free speech, but thinking about how the times have changed.” Parag Argawal, the new CEO of Twitter said in an interview.