YouTube Pulls Canadian Anti-Islam Vlogger Following Record Defamation Lawsuit Loss - 2019-05-14
"Hate speech and content that promotes violence have no place on YouTube and we take action against channels that violate our guidelines," a YouTube spokesperson told VICE. "This account was previously terminated for violating our guidelines, and we do not allow terminated accounts to return to YouTube. We removed this new account after it was flagged and reviewed."
Johnston has been using online platforms to push hate for years and is notorious in Ontario. In 2018, Johnston ran for mayor of Mississauga, finishing second and receiving 13.5 percent of the vote. In 2017, Johnston drew nationwide ire after offering a $1,000 bounty to anyone who could provide him with video of Muslims students praying at a high school he was rallying against. His stunts landed him a hate crime charge that is still before the courts; if he's found guilty, he faces up to two years in prison. And like many in the Canadian anti-Muslim sphere, Johnston is associated with Rebel Media. He briefly co-hosted a podcast with David Menzies, one of the Rebel's reporters. For a time he ran a "new outlet" called the Mississauga Gazette in which he would rail against Muslims and local politicians.