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YouTube Bans Neo-Nazi Videos

As well as those touting white supremacism or denying certain historical events
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 5, 2019 2:47 PM CDT
This March 20, 2018 file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

(Newser) – YouTube is updating its hate speech policies to prohibit videos with white supremacist and neo-Nazi content, the AP reports. The video streaming company says it has already made it more difficult to find such videos, but it's now removing them outright. YouTube will also prohibit videos that deny certain proven events have taken place, such as the Holocaust or, per Vox, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The changes, which take effect immediately, come as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other online services face mounting concern that the platforms allow, and in some cases foster, extremism. YouTube, which is owned by Google, says it's removing thousands of channels that violate the new policies. (Read more YouTube stories.)

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