YouTube's Final Solution: The Purge Of The Right and a Weaponized Press
17 June 2019
Joshua B. Ek talks about YouTube's Final Solution to the Right Problem, after writer/self-proclamed "Journalist" Carlos Maza called for other "Journalists" to update or write negative articles against Youtube for allowing Steven Crowder (Louder with Crowder) to remain on its platform... and how a frightened Google gave in to Vox Media and Maza's threats... promoting censorship and a weaponized press.
A few days ago Maza tweeted out a out-of-context compilation of Crowder refeering to him as a gay mexican queer and other comments that were aimd at his nationality and sexual identity, and he also claimed he was doxxed and subsequentially received a ton of messages asking him to debate Steven Crowder... and complained that YouTube has refused to enforce its anti-harassment policy after reporting Crowder multiple times by allowing his videos to remain on the platform.
Crowder replied those were just jokes and that he did not mean to harass nor he never condoned doxxing, saying that he just reacted to Maza's videos on Vox.
Youtube said they were looking into the matter and they ended up tweeting back to Maza with this:
After this tweets YouTube gave a statement to Gizmodo to paraphrase, but Gizmodo gave Google the Middle finger and published the full statement which basically said Crowder did not instructed his viewers to do anything wrong and that Maza's personal information was not revealed from Crowder therefore it wasn't their business if Maza got offended.
It could have ended there if it wasn't for Maza going on another twitter rant essentially accusing YouTube of kind of "supporting" conservative and homophobic comments giving bigots free license... and he also triend to rally LGBT creators against youtube writing (and second tweet):
And here's the first interesting thing... because he tells people to "walk out of there" while continuing to use the same platform he's trying to damage by making videos with plenty of beautiful ads.
Vox Media's Open Letter to YouTube in support of Carlos Maza, "suggesting" to deplatform Steven Crowder
Section 230 that protects Social Media Companies from being sued in return for tax breaks
Journalist Ford Fischer being demonetized for being a real journalist, due to Carlos Maza's threats to YouTube
First YouTube Statement to Gizmodo