We have some good and surprising news. The attempt by Vox to silence Steven Crowder has failed. YouTube, in an unusual moment of clarity, has decided that Crowder did not violate any of their terms of service when he mocked Carlos Maza of Vox and refuted his silly, silly arguments.
The result of Maza’s little hissy fit has been the demonetization of a whole slew of channels, wiping out the livings of dozens, maybe even hundreds, of YouTube influencers.
So, why did YouTube back down? We know from their own words and documents that they do want to silence even moderate conservative voices. We know they want to totally purge the Internet of anyone who does not believe that abortion is cosmetic surgery, or that guns actually stop bad guys more than not, that taxation is theft, and so on.
Well, it appears that liberal shut-down culture is hurting liberals too. People who rant against conservatives are as likely as conservatives to get banned because they set off the same triggers. (That’s right, YouTube has been triggered by liberals). It’s all a big crazy accident.
But more importantly, the ban hammer policy of sites like YouTube and Faceblock are hurting advertisers- and advertisers don’t like it. Advertisers are business people — and unlike liberal philosophy — business practices have to actually work and make sense.
But the question remains, who will they target for silencing next? They haven’t changed their minds about Alex Jones.
Here’s PragerU with more.