The Patreon Controversy and the Control of your Content [VIDEO]

The Patreon Controversy and the Control of your Content [VIDEO]


I have preached incessantly on the importance of controlling your content for years. Maybe that’s simply not possible anymore…

I have preached incessantly on the importance of controlling your content for years and we have yet another example of content creators being cut off at the knees…

Patreon, an online video sharing platform which enables users to solicit donations from viewers for the exclusive viewing of their content, banned popular Patreon video creator Sargon of Akkad for violating their terms of service.

Patreon claims Akkad used hate speech while on ANOTHER PLATFORM (Youtube) on an interview. Patreon responded:

“Patreon does not and will not condone hate speech in any of its forms. We stand by our policies against hate speech. We believe it’s essential for Patreon to have strong policies against hate speech to build a safe community for our creators and their patrons”, says the Patreon team.

Futhermore, Petreon stated that they monitor content created by users on their site on OTHER platforms:

Patreon mentioned that it reviews the creations posted by the content creators on other platforms that are funded via Patreon. Since Benjamin is quite popular for his collaborations with other creators, Patreon’s community guidelines, which strictly prohibits hate speech also get applied to those collaborations. According to Patreon’s community guidelines, “Hate speech includes serious attacks, or even negative generalizations, of people based on their race [and] sexual orientation.” Benjamin in one of his interviews on another YouTuber’s channel used racial slurs linked with “negative generalizations of behavior” quite contrasting to how people of those races actually act, to insult others. Apart from using racial slurs, he also used sexual orientation related slurs which violates Patreon’s community guidelines.

Below is the Youtube Live I did to give not only my opinions on this but to also comment on the importance of controlling your content, IF that is even possible anymore.

I think this video is somewhat eye-opening…give it a watch and I encourage your comments.

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