On Wednesday, however, YouTube seemed to indicate that while Crowder's videos may not have violated the site's terms of service, they were found to be against its partner-program policies - the rules that govern the ability of top YouTubers like Crowder to take a slice of the advertising revenues generated by their videos.
As part of its new rules, YouTube is now taking a tougher stance against discriminatory material, banning supremacist videos such as those that promote Nazism.
YouTube has existed since 2005 and now, in 2019, it has finally made a decision to ban videos that promote Nazi ideology, or that claim 9/11 didn't happen.
On the centre of the dispute is journalist Carlos Maza, who affords a favored sequence called Strikethrough for the suggestions situation Vox.
YouTube said Wednesday it will remove false videos alleging that major events like the Holocaust didn't happen, as well as a broad array of content by white supremacists and others in a move to more aggressively crack down on hate speech. Maza took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with YouTube's inaction against Crowder.
YouTube has been repeatedly criticised for its relatively lax approach towards various kinds of harmful content, including those on the far-right. But it stopped short of banning that content.
YouTube will also remove existing content that denies well-documented violent events like the Holocaust; US school shootings, or the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
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The video streaming company says it has already made it more hard to find and promote such videos, but it's now removing them outright.
YouTube identified several types of videos that would no longer be allowed on the platform.
YouTube has said it will take a harder look at its harassment policy following a recent dispute between two video makers over slurs that one made about another's sexual orientation and ethnicity.
YouTube has traditionally had a standoffish approach to dealing with controversial policy matters, but in the relentless 2019 culture of public pressure, they were forced to act past year by banning a handful of extremists from their platform, including Alex Jones from InfoWars.
But regulators, advertisers and users have complained that free speech should have its limits online, where conspiracies and hate travel fast and can radicalise viewers. This also includes other monetization features on the platform, such as Super Chat, a way for creators to earn money directly from subscribers through live video chat functions.
YouTube said it had suspended monetization for Crowder's channel, but as Maza pointed out, the majority of Crowder's revenue likely comes from selling merchandise to fans that find him through YouTube.