Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) has a fondness for filming himself turning up at people’s doorsteps in the middle of the night. YouTube has a fondness for money. As such, a beautiful friendship formed between them.
Now, however, YouTube has said it will reduce the amount of money it makes from such thuggery. As such, Mr YouTube can probably expect an angry, wet-look goon at his door in the near future.
YouTube has said it will stop recommending Yaxley-Lennon; it’s also removed his ability to livestream. You can still find pre-recorded videos of him up to no good, however, so don’t worry – people are still making money.
A YouTube rep told us:
Our company walks a fine line between promoting outright-fascism and society not collapsing. If the fascists do too well, they’ll murder us in our sleep. If society does too well, people are far less inclined to hate-click our videos.
It’s a fine line, and here at YouTube, we’re proud to say we’ve made a tonne of money with only some major detriment to society.
Some people argue that ‘de-platforming’ hate figures only makes them stronger. This ignores the career trajectories of Milo Yiannopoulos, Baked Alaska, and Paul Golding.
If you’ve never heard of those losers, it’s because de-platforming works.
Featured image via YouTube