YouTube’s Policy Enforcement Is Bad, Media Buyers Admit—But the Platform's Too Good to Quit

Not even the latest Stephen Crowder controversy will curtail its ad revenue

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YouTube is facing renewed criticism for the way it enforces its policies against hate speech after a Vox Media video reporter criticized the company this week. While the platform is facing increased pressure and criticism, the slew of advertisers that feed YouTube’s massive profit margins still have no plans to leave it.

The latest controversy began on May 30 after journalist and video producer Carlos Maza, who works for Vox Media, shared a number of clips of YouTube personality Stephen Crowder using homophobic slurs in YouTube videos over the years to make fun of his videos.



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