YouTube totally blows it on response to Steven Crowder's hate channel

They demonetized Stephen Crowder for "egregious actions."

Then they said he can re-monetize if he stops selling those SOCIALISM IS FOR FAGS t-shirts.

Canada-based hate personality Steven Crowder won't be able to earn more of Google's money from his YouTube channel after a "continued review" found a "pattern of egregious actions" contrary to YouTube Partner Program policies, YouTube said to one of Crowder's bullying victims today. And then, within an hour or so, they walked it all back.

"Update on our continued review," tweeted TeamYouTube on Wednesday. "We have suspended this channel's monetization. We came to this decision because a pattern of egregious actions has harmed the broader community and is against our YouTube Partner Program policies."

YouTube's communications team linked to the company's 2018 guidelines about abuse.

Then, a little while later on Wednesday afternoon, YouTube stated that its new position is if Steven Crowder wants to earn money from anti-gay bullying targeted at an individual person, Crowder needs only to stop selling t-shirts that say Socialism Is For Fags.

"To clarify, in order to reinstate monetization on this channel, he will need to remove the link to his T-shirts."

They can't stop digging that hole, can they.

Here's the complete thread about Crowder's history online harassment and abuse by Carlos Maza [@gaywonk], and the response by YouTube that they're suspending monetization of Crowder's channel.

[via TechMeme]