According to foreign media reports,YouTube has banned several well-known white supremacist channels, including those affiliated to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke and Richard Spencer.Other banned channels include American Renaissance (amren podcasts) and Spencer's national policy institute. A YouTube spokesman said the channels violated YouTube policy several times.
A YouTube spokesman told the verge: "we have a strict policy to ban hate speech on youtube and to terminate any channels that repeatedly or seriously violate these policies. After updating our guidelines to better handle supremacy content, we saw a five fold increase in video deletions and the termination of more than 25000 channels that violate our policy of hate speech. "
Some of the affected creators have already started tweeting about the ban on their channels. Spencer tweeted that he would appeal against the. Molyneux tweeted that YouTube "has just suspended the biggest philosophical dialogue in the world's history.".