YouTube’s harassment policy states that “content which maliciously ridicules or mocks an individual based on their personal characteristics” or content that can be described as “negative and hurtful” can be removed from their platform. The company caused outrage when it refused to remove videos by popular conservative YouTuber Steven Crowder. The videos in question contain moments where Crowder makes fun of Vox producer Carlos Maza for being gay. Maza complained to YouTube, and in response they stated that “while we found the videos hurtful, they did not violate our policies.”
INSIDER’s Manny Ocbazghi opines that the situation calls into question YouTube’s willingness to restrict accounts that perform well for them. Should they be held responsible for the content found on their site, or are they just a simple publishing platform?
MORE OPINION CONTENT:
How Fox News Uses White Supremacist Language
#CarlosMaza #YouTube #INSIDER
INSIDER is great journalism about what passionate people actually want to know. That’s everything from news to food, celebrity to science, politics to sports and all the rest. It’s smart. It’s fearless. It’s fun. We push the boundaries of digital storytelling. Our mission is to inform and inspire.
Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: https://www.insider.com
INSIDER on Facebook: https://insder.co/2NyYczE
INSIDER on Instagram: https://insder.co/2K8WGS0
INSIDER on Twitter: https://insder.co/2xyN5wE
INSIDER on Snapchat: https://insder.co/2KJLtVo
INSIDER on Amazon Prime: https://insder.co/PrimeVideo
INSIDER on Dailymotion: https://insder.co/2vmKnZv
How YouTube Allows Harassment On Its Site