Earlier today, a popular YouTube channel created by a young Nazi-supporting girl who goes by Evalion, was shut down due to “hate speech”.
This happened shortly after satirist and self-described “memelord” LeafyIsHere made a video calling attention to her channel:
Evalion has made comments on her Twitter account that free speech no longer exists and some people are agreeing with her:
Free speech? Doesn't exist anymore. Thanks commies https://t.co/xbqwgKYqFd
— Evalion (@evalion88) May 17, 2016
— lmicu (@lmicu) May 17, 2016
@evalion88 they shut down your channel? wtf dude freedom of speech
— Cabbage (@ItsMeCabbage) May 17, 2016
And as expected, others are on YouTube’s side:
— Linus Olsson (@linusolsson96) May 17, 2016
@evalion88 this has nothing to do with free speech anymore… You're a bully😄 .
— SisiSborovsky (@Sisi_Sbor) May 17, 2016
@evalion88 Free speech is Freedom to critics & oppose practice, ideas and what not , Not to atack and defame peoples or teach hatred/bigotry
— Stew360 (@xStew360x) May 17, 2016
Supporters are now tweeting #UnBanEvalion:
— That guy on the webs (@randomnetlurker) May 18, 2016
Others are asking if it is a slippery slope to other channels being banned for content YouTube disagrees with:
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 18, 2016
Should YouTube allow anti-semetic content on their platform? Should they adhere to free speech, even though they have the right to terminate any channel at their own discretion?