Robinson’s in YouTube clam­p­down

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YOUTUBE has clamped down on Tommy Robinson by putting a num­ber of re­stric­tions on his ac­count but stopped short of ban­ning the ac­tivist com­pletely de­spite mount­ing pres­sure to do so.

The Google-owned plat­form has faced calls to fol­low Facebook and In­sta­gram in per­ma­nently ban­ning Robinson, 36, whose real name is Stephen Yax­ley-Len­non.

YouTube said that although his videos are not il­le­gal, it de­cided to ap­ply tougher treat­ment in re­sponse to users flag­ging his con­tent as po­ten­tially vi­o­lat­ing its rules against hate speech and vi­o­lent ex­trem­ism.

The re­stric­tions mean that all of the ac­tivist’s videos now come with a con­tent warn­ing and users can no longer com­ment, sug­gest or like the videos.

Robinson ( above), who has more than 387,000 fol­low­ers on his YouTube chan­nel, will also be blocked from live stream­ing. CER­BERUS, the name of the three-headed dog that guarded Hell, is San­skrit for ‘Spot”

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