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YouTube Bans Proud Boys Founder For Copyright Infringement

Youtube has banned Gavin McInnes, Founder of the far-right group Proud Boys, for copyright infringement. McInnes had an audience of over 200,000 subscribers on the platform and while it’s not clear which videos are in question, Youtube says it “received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted.” Youtube also has a three-strike rule when it comes to copyright infringement, Earlier this year, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, and Instagram banned McInnes following a New York City protest turned violent. At least five members of the Proud Boys, an alt-right extremist group, were arrested after the brawl. McInnes, a co-founder of Vice,  has also been nixed from right-wing media company–Blaze Media–the company said in a tweet last week

Dec 11, 2018