Some YouTube Creators Worry They’ll Get the Steven Crowder Treatment With ‘Arbitrary’ Rules Enforcement

“Right now it’s largely conservatives being censored… but, undoubtedly, today its conservatives and tomorrow it can be you,” PragerU’s chief marketing officer Craig Strazzeri says

Creators on YouTube are split on whether or not the demonization of Steven Crowder’s YouTube channel this week will set a new precedent for expression on the platform. Crowder, who hosts a right-leaning comedy show distributed on YouTube, had his entire channel demonetized on Wednesday for a “pattern of egregious actions” that despite not breaking any of YouTube’s policies, “harmed the broader community,” according to the Google-owned video service.

(YouTube did not respond to requests for comment for this story.)

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

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