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YouTube flip-flops on Steven Crowder hate-speech decision

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AJ Dellinger, @ajdell
June 5, 2019
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Following a considerable amount of public shaming, YouTube announced today that it will no longer allow controversial conservative commentator Steven Crowder to monetize videos on his channel. The decision comes after the company declined to pull a series of videos published by the YouTuber in which he used homophobic and bigoted language to address Vox writer Carlos Maza.

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