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PewDiePie explains why YouTube’s new hate speech policy is “bizarre”

Published: 9/Jun/2019 10:30 Updated: 9/Jun/2019 11:02

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube star, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg explained why he thinks YouTube’s new hate speech policy is “bizarre”, following the controversial #VoxAdpocalypse scandal with Steven Crowder and Carlos Maza.

YouTube’s community guidelines have always been quite vague when it comes to dealing with hate speech on their platform and has often been left up to interpretation.

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However, following some of the backlash facing Steven Crowder’s words about Carlos Maza, YouTube announced that they would be revising some of their policies regarding hate speech, which left many YouTuber’s worried after channels began to get demonetized on the platform.

Steven Crowder / YoutubeSteven Crowder is one of the most popular right wing YouTuber’s on the platform.

Popular Swedish YouTuber, PewDiePie, explained the potential effects that these new ‘hate speech’ community guidelines would have on what content is allowed on the platform, in his latest installment of “Pew News.”

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After breaking down the latest updates to Steven Crowder’s channel, which was demonetized for a ‘pattern of egregious actions, which harmed the LGBTQ community’, Felix said that he was worried about the impact the event would have on other creators.

“I think what really matters here is the effect,” PewDiePie explained, “there’s definitely even tighter restrictions here on YouTube.”

Topic starts at 4:57 for mobile users.

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PewDiePie gave an example of a history channel, which featured clips on Nazi policy and propaganda speeches by Nazi leaders, getting banned for ‘hate speech’, and the effects that these new guidelines could have. 

He calling for YouTube to “do a better job,” saying, ”Delete hateful content by all means, but then at least make sure you know what hateful content is.”

He then followed up claiming that the new policies were bizarre to him, as they would seem to be based on the broader impact to a community rather than the individual action, referring to the case of Steven Crowder and Carlos Maza.

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“It’s not about who’s right or wrong, it’s about who makes the most noise.” He said, explaining, “I don’t agree with Steven’s comments about it, but it’s so bizarre to me how it’s not about what policies it is.”

Despite YouTube’s best efforts to update their community guidelines to be more inclusive, it appears as if they have missed the mark, making it even more frustrating for some creators to use the platform. 

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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