Nick Fuentes’ America First channel deleted by YouTube

YouTube says the channel was deleted due to "hate speech"


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YouTube has terminated Nick Fuentes’ YouTube channel for “multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s policy prohibiting hate speech.”

Fuentes’ YouTube channel has been deleted for “hate speech” (YouTube - America First with Nicholas J. Fuentes)
Fuentes’ YouTube channel has been deleted for “hate speech” (YouTube – America First with Nicholas J. Fuentes)

The channel had over 76,000 subscribers when it was removed and was used by Fuentes to host his political talk show America First with Nicholas J. Fuentes.

Fuentes’ had 76,000+ subscribers when his channel was terminated (SocialBlade - YouTube - America First with Nicholas J. Fuentes)
Fuentes’ had 76,000+ subscribers when his channel was terminated (SocialBlade – America First with Nicholas J. Fuentes)

Fuentes tweeted that his channel was “wrongly terminated” and described YouTube’s decision as “the end result of a concerted effort by leftists, conservative inc gatekeepers, and silicon valley censors to silence my show and the movement it has inspired.”

Fuentes added America First will continue on DLive and that he will unveil a longer term home for the show next week.

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Previous episodes of Fuentes’ show are still available on his BitChute, a free-speech YouTube competitor.

YouTube’s controversial hate speech rules have resulted in many YouTubers being demonetized or having their channels deleted since they were introduced in June and have been criticized by many in the creator community.

Ben Shapiro, a conservative commentator and one of Fuentes’ most prominent critics, has slammed YouTube for deplatforming him.

Other political commentators, journalists, authors, and news analysts have also slammed YouTube’s takedown of Fuentes’ channel.

Fuentes’ YouTube channel was demonetized last month for hate speech and given a strike.

At the time Fuentes had ominously predicted: “It’s the beginning of the end for me on YouTube.”

The decision to demonetize Fuentes was slammed by many political commentators who described it as censorship, ideological cleansing, and YouTube acting as thought police.


Tom Parker

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