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YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels, including those belonging to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer.

Other channels banned include American Renaissance (with its associated channel AmRen Podcasts) and the channel for Spencer’s National Policy Institute. The channels repeatedly violated YouTube’s policies, a YouTube spokesperson said, by alleging that members of protected groups were inferior.

These come alongside other violations that led to YouTube taking action.

“We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies,” a YouTube spokesperson told The News Brig. “After updating our guidelines to better address supremacist content, we saw a 5x spike in video removals and have terminated over 25,000 channels for violating our hate speech policies.”

“We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube.”

YouTube began cracking down on supremacist channels in June 2019. The company issued updated rules prohibiting “videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.” Channels that repeatedly brush up against this type of content but don’t cross the line will receive other penalties, including losing access to YouTube’s Partner Program and not being able to monetize their videos.

A number of the creators affected have already started tweeting about their bans. Spencer tweeted that he will “appeal the suspension” and called the ban a “systemic, coordinated effort.” Molyneux tweeted that YouTube “just suspended the largest philosophy conversation the world has ever known.”

YouTube’s ban of the six channels comes after Reddit banned a number of high-profile and controversial subreddits earlier today, including r/The_Donald, and Twitch temporarily banned President Donald Trump for hateful conduct over comments made in two different streams. YouTube has faced pressure from critics for years to remove Molyneux’s channel. Molyneux was banned by Mailchimp earlier this year.

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Knasir McDaniel #11 celebrates with Trevor Keels. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

These three recruits are most likely signing with Duke in 2021.

Recruiting is the name of the game in college basketball and few schools do it better than Duke. The Blue Devils are one of college basketball’s true blue bloods and annually feature a lineup featuring some of the most talented recruits in the country.

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski is already hard at work trying to land the next class of star players, including a commitment from 2021 five-star forward A.J. Griffin. Let’s take a look at three more recruits likely to join Griffin in Durham next year.

3. Duke basketball recruiting targets: SG Trevor Keels

One of the most logical options for Duke to land is Trevor Keels, a five-star shooting guard from Fairfax, VA. There is a wide range of schools with interest in Keels, including Virginia, Michigan, Ohio State and Villanova.

A 6-foot-5 wing, Keels has drawn some attention for his physicality at the two. Keels’ length will make him an asset on the defensive end and plays into his more power-based offensive game.

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Unlike fellow 2021 shooting guard Max Christie, who recently committed to Michigan State, Keels is a more multi-dimensional offensive player who can score at all three levels. Keels should be a plug-and-play option at shooting guard if he commits to Duke.

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