Controversial YouTuber Steven Crowder has been banned from TikTok
He had nearly 60,000 followers
Right-wing social media commentator and YouTuber Steven Crowder has been banned from TikTok for violating their community guidelines.
Known for his controversial views on a number of issues including racial equality, trans rights, and other content perceived by many to be hateful, Steven Crowder had built a fanbase of nearly 60,000 people on TikTok before the account was removed.
The YouTuber, who made headlines several months ago for recreating the murder of George Floyd, has built a following of five and a half million people on his YouTube channel, where he staged the recreation live for his followers to watch.
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Although it hasn’t officially been confirmed which of TikTok’s guidelines Crowder violated, the platform has a range of rules restricting the publication of extremist and hateful behaviour.
“TikTok is a diverse and inclusive community that has no tolerance for discrimination,” the guideline says. “We do not permit content that contains hate speech or involves hateful behavior and we remove it from our platform. We suspend or ban accounts that engage in hate speech violations or which are associated with hate speech off the TikTok platform.”
Steven Crowder has seen his YouTube channel restricted in the past for similar violations of their guidelines. In 2019, Crowder was the subject of an investigation after he called journalist Carlos Maza a “lispy queer”, “angry little queer” and “gay Mexican”.
He referred to the slurs as “playful ribbing”, but his channel was demonetised. It is unclear whether it is still restricted, but the channel doesn’t appear to run ads.