Youtube also blocks accounts from right-wing extremists

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Youtube also blocks accounts from right-wing extremists

The identities are losing another important platform for their right-wing extremist propaganda: After Twitter, YouTube has also deleted several member accounts, some with six-digit subscribers.

The video platform Youtube has blocked three accounts of the right-wing extremist Identitarian Movement (IB). This includes the personal channel of prominent Austrian activist Martin Sellner, as a YouTube spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. The short message service Twitter Sellners had already closed at the weekend. Facebook and Instagram have long banned the group from their platforms.

The YouTube spokesman did not want to go into the specific reasons for the blocking. He referred to the terms of use of the service. When you visit the channel, you’ll see a message that says, “This account has been canceled because it violates the YouTube Terms of Service.” Sellner announced on his homepage that he would “legally defend himself against these gratuitous closures”.

Sellner’s YouTube channel recently had around 100,000 subscribers, followed by almost 40,000 users on Twitter. The IB speaks out against multicultural societies and spreads right-wing extremist conspiracy myths. In Germany, the group is monitored by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Around 600 members belong to the IB in this country.