Inexplicably, YouTube says extremely racist Steven Crowder video isn’t hate speech

Image: Steven Crowder’s YouTube channel

YouTube removed an extremely racist video from conservative commentator Steven Crowder this week, citing violations of the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy — not its hate speech policy — as the reason for the removal. Inexplicably, though, the video did not violate the company’s hate speech policies at all, the company told OneZero, despite Crowder and his co-hosts making numerous racist comments about Black farmers.

“Our hate speech policy prohibits content promoting hatred against groups based on their race,” a YouTube spokesperson tells OneZero. “While offensive, this video from the Steven Crowder channel does not violate this policy.”

If you were curious, here is YouTube’s full hate speech policy. And if you want to hear the…

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