It’s not just Steven Crowder who was demonetized on YouTube, there were also several hundred conservative channels banned or demonetized following a five-day tweet storm by Vox host Carlos Maza. Even non-political anti-SJW channels got caught up in this demonetization and banning purge.
The hashtag #VoxAdpocalypse hit number one on trending Wednesday after Maza went full scorched earth following a Steven Crowder rebuttal video directed at Maza. Maza was able to get just about every media outlet to pressure YouTube to punish Crowder, but of course it did not stop there.
The red elephants have been DEMONETIZED
Vince has three kids and supports his family with youtube
He has never advocated for any of the things listed here and have never even cursed on his videos
— Pat Buchanan Parody Account (@PatrickJamesBr4) June 6, 2019
At the same time that YouTube demonetized Crowder, they also deleted thousands of videos, banned hundreds of channels, and demonetized countless other channels who were mostly large conservative YouTubers. Some non-political channels got caught up in the purge as well.
Here is a list of the top channels affected:
The Red Elephants
Know More News
Deep Fat Fried Podcast
Jesse Lee Peterson
Revenge Of The Cis
Red Ice TV
Jake Morphonios of Blackstone Intel
Lift the Veil
E Michael Jones
The Higherside Chats
Angelo John Gage
Red Ice TV
Black Pigeon Speaks
Press For Truth
Mr Allsop History
The Great Order
.@gaywonk: “Assault people you disagree with!”
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) June 5, 2019
If you know anything, the list above is probably a list of YouTubers that you should subscribe to, at least the ones that were not completely banned. Why? Because if these were the top channels affected, then these are the channels that are telling the truth.
This massive purge though has also included many other YouTube channels that have absolutely nothing to do with politics.
Lets be real.
Carlos Maza has gotten tons of journalists stripped of monetization now over this.
He's even demanding more after already getting Crowder removed from the partner program.
Legit journalists who do field work are being purged https://t.co/yQuAembGOe
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 5, 2019
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA DUDE GOT ANOTHER CHANNEL FULLY DEMONETIZED* FOR SAYING MEAN THINGS TO HIM & HES STILL NOT HAPPY!!!!!!!! I CANT!!!!! pic.twitter.com/AVJib2Mc17
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) June 5, 2019
On Twitter, Maza wrote, “I don’t know what to say. @YouTube has decided not to punish Crowder, after he spent two years harassing me for being gay and Latino. I don’t know what to say.”
Meanwhile, Crowder pointed out that Maza has repeatedly referred to himself as a “queer.” At the same time, Crowder acknowledged the concerns and vowed to work to improve.
In a video, he argued: “Did I ever offhandedly use the term lispy queer? I really don’t remember it, but it sounds like me. Why? Because you speak with a lisp and you refer to yourself as a queer. … It’s funny, and this is a comedy show.”
But on Wednesday, YouTube apparently changed its mind about Crowder.
“Update on our continued review–we have suspended this channel’s monetization,” YouTube wrote, adding that Crowder would have to make fundamental changes to the entire channel if he wanted the decision reversed. “We came to this decision because a pattern of egregious actions has harmed the broader community and is against our YouTube Partner Program policies.”
So the fuck what. Basically all political content gets "demonetized."
Crowder's revenue stream isn't from YouTube ads. It's from selling merch and "Socialism Is For Fags" shirts to millions of loyal customers, that @YouTube continues to drive to his channel. For free. https://t.co/ws8mqvRoKU
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) June 5, 2019