We’ve done a couple of posts on the YouTube war between Vox’s Carlos Maza and Steven Crowder, although it’s not really a war if one side isn’t taking it seriously. Maza is on a bit of a crusade to have Crowder flagged or banned or demonetized as punishment for making anti-LGBT content, which is actually anti-Maza content.
Maza has his own YouTube content which he feels is being damaged by Crowder, and in this interview, he makes it clear that the problem isn’t so much Crowder as it is YouTube, which is “dominated by alt-right monsters” to YouTube’s delight since the outrage brings in viewers. That makes Crowder “the platform’s ideal user.” He’s good, yeah, but ideal? Maybe.
Here’s the six-minute version from BuzzFeed News if you can stand it:
— AM2DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) June 4, 2019
And here’s the relevant excerpt about Crowder if a minute-and-a-half if more to your tolerance.
— KEEM ? (@KEEMSTAR) June 4, 2019
"harassment" lol. It's amazing how some people have to mangle the meanings of words to manufacture victimhood.
— Antonio Martinez (@djtechchicago) June 4, 2019
He acts like Crowder and YouTube are best buddies.
Uhm… excuse me?
— i probably don’t like you (@release6k) June 4, 2019
yeah crowder gets half his vids demonetized because its CONSERVATIVE
— use code heat (@HeatFN__) June 4, 2019
Half? I don't remember the last one to get ad revenue, but I also enjoy watching a whole 20 minutes without an ad, so that's a plus
— Hoodie Joe (@bhawksfanJAmes) June 4, 2019
.@scrowder is YouTube’s ideal creator? His shit gets demonetized before it uploads.
— X?????™?? (@Xaeroe) June 4, 2019
Why am I not surprised. Calling for advertisers not to run ads on YouTube is literally just so scummy. Especially considering most the content he’s complaining about gets demonetised anyway.
— TheApexHound (@TheApexHound) June 4, 2019
He works for Vox. So it all checks out.
— Shaun Ince ? (@ShaunInce123) June 4, 2019
Leave it to Vox to annoy everyone.
— Overlord (@Overlord_Comm) June 4, 2019
What’s great is he’s all for harassment and violence just as long as it’s not against him
— Brian (@Nobody_speciel) June 4, 2019
Yeah, “Milkshake them all. Humiliate them at every turn. Make them dread public organizing.” But stop making fun of my videos!
— Earl V (@ImBexio) June 4, 2019
— Zio (@ziodoesit) June 4, 2019
— Ted (@TeddyCatnip) June 4, 2019
— Pride Panda (@Jay_Mckee97) June 4, 2019
— NobleNova (@_noblenova) June 4, 2019
— Leohhz (@LeohhzYT) June 4, 2019
— Harry ? (@IAmCactus_) June 4, 2019
— mothra is better than captain marvel (@T33_V33) June 4, 2019
I can’t win an argument against Crowder, now I’m hurt.
— Joshua Raymond (@jraymond0412) June 4, 2019
@gaywonk this isn’t a YouTube issue, this is your feelings getting hurt issue. Your attacks against the platform are going to hurt more than those that speak freely against your opinion. How many must fall for you too feel “successful” in your mission?
— Ray in Wisconsin (@SquareBoxxx) June 4, 2019
Yeah, YouTube isn't working fast enough for him. So he'll target advertisers. Does he know that Crowder is mostly funded by a subscription model away from YT? Punish the whole internet because 1 person makes him feel bad. How childish.
— Sean St. George (@Seanstgeorge) June 4, 2019
The thing these platforms can't seem to figure out is that there is no end to censorship. Censors will never be satisfied. The more you give in to it the more it eats until everything is gone.
— I'm with herd (@IMatriculator) June 4, 2019
I didn’t even know who Steven Crowder was until this. It shows that he isn’t YouTube’s ideal creator.
— GreenSaturn (@Pecgalzio1) June 4, 2019
New from any human with a functioning brain: Why platforms shouldn’t have to be concerned for people like this trying to rob them for everything they have to simply for control, because that’s what this is really all about.
— superstar64 (@Superstar64SS) June 4, 2019
This is straight out of the Media Matters playbook. I’m really not surprised once learning he has prior work for them.
— Charles Something (@LostInteligence) June 4, 2019
He wants protection from harassment even though he’s a problematic person calling for the harassment of conservatives ?
— Rev. Olivares (@golivegarden1) June 4, 2019
Can someone explain to me how a comedic form of political dissent is harassment?
— Constituional AHole (@ConstNobody1776) June 4, 2019
Couldn't get Crowder banned for saying mean words, so now he wants everyone on YouTube to suffer because there are some people on there he doesn't like.. What a sad little man.. ?
— Tommy Davies (@TommysTwaddle) June 4, 2019
Soon, very soon, we won't be able to post anything cause everyone will be upset about something. No more freedom of expression. No more freedom of the press. No more freedom of speech.
— C.J. (@TheNerdCJ) June 4, 2019
— huski (@Scvptic) June 4, 2019
Beep, beep, BEEEEP: Steven Crowder apologizes for using certain ‘words’ on his show and Vox’s Carlos Maza MELTS DOWN https://t.co/2rSHLyJ3qE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 4, 2019