Posted on December 10, 2018

YouTube Bans Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes

Avery Anapol, The Hill, December 10, 2018

Far-right activist Gavin McInnes has been kicked off YouTube, the latest social media platform to cut ties with him or his group, the Proud Boys.

The Daily Beast reported Monday that YouTube has banned McGinnes, who had over 220,000 subscribers before the ban.

A statement on McInnes’s YouTube page says that the channel has been terminated after “multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement.”

“When a copyright holder notifies us of a video that infringes on their copyright, we act quickly to remove content as is required of us by law,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Hill. “We terminate the accounts of repeat offenders.”

McInnes, who has been described as a far-right provocateur, has also been kicked off of Amazon, PayPal, Twitter and Facebook.

Last week, BlazeTV cut ties with McGinnes, who joined the network just a week earlier to host the show “Get Off My Lawn.”


McInnes has since disavowed the group, but said that it is not a white nationalist or alt-right organization. McGinnes was denied a visa to tour Australia after he was found to be of “bad character.”