Robinson’s in YouTube clampdown
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”