(ETH) – Youtube continues the purge of removing what they deem as “far-right” channels from their platform for violating “hate speech” violations. According to a new report from Yahoo, the social media giant axed six far-right channels for violating rules against “supremacist” content, removing videos from users named  David Duke, Stefan Molyneux, and Richard Spencer.

Youtube pulled the plug on the channels as online social media platforms are facing increasing pressure to crack down on “hateful rhetoric”. Youtube recently stated: “We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies,”

Since updating guidelines a year ago to better address supremacist content, YouTube saw a fivefold spike in video removals and has terminated more than 25,000 channels for violating hate speech policies, the spokesperson added. YouTube said that the channels removed Monday included Duke, Molyneux, Spencer, and American Renaissance. READ MORE

Ricky Scaparo is the pastor and founder of the international ministry End Time Headlines. A ministry that provides resources to equip believers and to inform the discerning of the signs and seasons in which we live. His mission is to inform his readers and viewers of prophetic events and how they are unfolding before our very eyes through news and headlines presented from a prophetic perspective in light of the Holy Bible.

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