Anti-Defamation League: Extremist Channels Continue To Operate On YouTube Despite Promised Crackdown

The Anti-Defamation League reports:

An analysis by ADL’s Center on Extremism found that a significant number of channels on YouTube’s platform continue to disseminate anti-Semitic and white supremacist content despite the company’s June 2019 crackdown on hate speech. For years, YouTube has officially prohibited content which promoted or condoned violence or incited hatred against individuals or groups based on core characteristics such as ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, and religion.

In June 2019 it updated that policy with specific prohibitions against ideologies like white supremacy, which asserted the superiority of one group in order to justify discriminating against or persecuting other groups. It also added that it prohibited content which denied violent events like the Holocaust or certain mass shootings. However, subsequent analysis from ADL’s Center on Extremism (COE) found that significant anti-Semitic and white supremacist content continues to be accessible on YouTube even after the policy update.

At the link you’ll find a lengthy listing of active extremist YouTube channels, some of which will be familiar to regular JMG readers. These include channels by “death to gays” Pastor Steve Anderson and anti-LGBT Pastor Rick Wiles.