Vox: Media Bias that Focuses on Violence Puts All Protesters in a Bad Light

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Carlos Maza: The media’s panic about antifa reflects an old bias in the way journalists cover protest movements (don’t fall for the antifa trap presented by media).

Carlos Maza around 2017 began working at Vox Media, where he successfully proposed and developed Strikethrough and began producing and hosting the series. Strikethrough was canceled in July 2019. Maza left Vox Media in February 2020, and started a media-critique channel on YouTube. In an interview with Business Insider in January 2020, Maza voiced his dissatisfaction with YouTube for refusing to remove Steven Crowder’s videos that repeatedly featured jokes about Maza’s sexuality and race. Maza panned YouTube in the Business Insider interview and said he “might as well flood its airwaves with leftist propaganda” by returning to the platform as an independent creator.

Carlos Maza was in an online feud with Steven Crowder, and eventually in June 2019, Crowder’s YouTube videos were investigated for alleged repeated use of racist and homophobic slurs to describe Carlos Maza. The channel was not suspended, with YouTube saying, “the videos as posted don’t violate our policies”. His channel was demonetized the following day, with YouTube stating this could be reversed if Crowder addressed “all of the issues” with his channel “Louder with Crowder” citing community guidelines. Crowder posted a parody apology “I’m sorry” on June 3, 2019, without mentioning Maza.

UPDATE (June 6, 2019):

Youtube says Crowder engaged in ‘egregious actions that harmed the broader community’ with his far-right videos; The Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald reacts on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

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