YouTube bans neo-Nazi channel for violating hate speech rules

YouTube bans neo-Nazi channel for violating hate speech rules
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YouTube has banned the channel of an American neo-Nazi group linked to five killings nationwide for violating hate speech policies. 

Atomwaffen Division was banned days after the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) asked YouTube to remove anti-Semitic videos, according to Motherboard. 

The video reportedly called for gassing Jews and inciting a “race war.” 


“These videos are not only disgusting racist content that has no place in our society, but they incite hatred against one religious group — in this case, Jews — therefore violating YouTube’s own Community Guidelines,” the ADL said in a statement Tuesday. 

The account created in June 2017 was terminated on Wednesday for “multiple or severe violations,” Motherboard reported. 

YouTube are one point refused to remove the group’s propaganda videos or ban the channel, instead marking them as “offensive,” according to Motherboard. 

The Hill has reached out to YouTube for comment. 

Suspects in five killings across the country have reportedly been linked to the group, which praises mass murderers like Charles Manson. 

The ADL lists the Atomwaffen Division as a small neo-Nazi group founded in 2016. 

Their official website says “the failure of democracy and capitalism has given way to the Jewish oligarchies and the globalist bankers resulting in the cultural and racial displacement of the white race.” 

The conspiracy theory website Infowars is one strike away from being banned from YouTube, the organization announced Wednesday, after uploading conspiracy videos about the Parkland, Fla., high school school shooting.