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  • LeafyIsHere by LeafyIsHere. Publication date 2019-12-12 Topics leafyishere, archive, youtube dump, yt dump, youtube Language English. Idk why i just did this in case.
  • Popular content creator Calvin Lee Vail, aka LeafyIsHere, has been banned from YouTube for violating the policies of the video-sharing platform. The channel was quite popular for all sorts of drama and stirring up controversies, where the creator would make fun of other content creators on the internet.
  • Leafyishere is a Reptilian You Tuber who surfs in CS:GO. He has started a large cult (See The Reptilian Brotherhood). Leafy tries to hide the fact that he is a reptile but we obviously can see through his.

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LeafyIsHere
Personal information
BornCalvin Lee Vail
August 18, 1995[1][2]
NationalityAmerican
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2011–2017; 2020
Subscribers4.9 million (before channel was terminated)[3]
Total views1.2 billion[3]
100,000 subscribers2015
1,000,000 subscribers2016
Updated: August 21, 2020

Calvin Lee Vail (born August 18, 1995), also known as Leafy or LeafyIsHere, is an American former YouTuber and former Twitch streamer who, from the years 2011 to 2020, made reaction, drama, and let's play videos.[4]

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Beginning in 2016, Vail was involved in several conflicts with other YouTubers which led to allegations of cyberbullying. Vail was banned by YouTube in 2020, citing repeated violations of their harassment policies.[1][5]

Career[edit]

Vail started his channel in 2011, and uploaded his first video in 2013. He focused mainly on commentary and gaming and Let's Plays. His videos often included him talking over gameplay footage of video games including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Superhot. He had amassed 4.8 million subscribers before he slowed his uploading schedule down and went on a hiatus in December 2017.[6]

According to Bryan Menegus of Gizmodo, Vail mocked a man in 2016 with a learning disability, and had earlier made fun of an autistic man known as TommyNC2010, after which YouTube and Reddit communities rallied behind Tommy, prompting Vail to release an apology.[7]

In 2015 and 2016, Vail was the target of a swatting campaign, with repeated calls to the police between December 2015 and February 2016. At that time he resided in Layton, Utah.[8]

Controversies and channel termination[edit]

Vail's YouTube channel LeafyIsHere was a drama channel, which commented on gossip involving online content creators.[4]

In 2016, YouTuber Ian Carter, known as iDubbbz, featured Leafy in an episode of his 'Content Cop' series, accusing him and his videos of cyberbullying, among other things.[9][10] Also in 2016, Vail accused YouTuber Evalion of supporting Nazism and antisemitism. Shortly after Vail drew attention to her, Evalion was banned by YouTube.[11] Later that year, Vail's statements regarding transgendervlogger Milo Stewart, in which he criticized the concept of gender identity, were taken down by YouTube for harassment.[12]

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In 2019 Carter's video criticizing Vail was taken down after it was determined to be in violation of YouTube's guidelines.[13]

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After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus Vail returned to YouTube with a video insulting Carter in April 2020, following which he resumed posting frequently.[14] In July, Vail began criticizing Twitch streamer Pokimane and her supporters based on speculation about her personal life.[15][4]

On August 21, 2020, Vail's YouTube account was permanently terminated.[15] According to The Verge, Vail's channel had three violations in the previous three months, such as cyberbullying and encouraging viewers to disrupt other people's streams. A YouTube spokesperson said the channel had repeatedly violated YouTube's policies on harassment.[5] Following the ban, Vail began streaming frequently on Twitch.[16] He has also posted on competing video platform StoryFire.[5] He also got into conflicts with YouTuber Ethan Klein, known as H3H3.[16]

On September 11, 2020, Vail's Twitch account was banned. Earlier that day, Vail had tweeted about receiving a strike on his account from Twitch for 'hateful conduct and threats of violence against a person or group of people'. Twitch did not comment on the ban or indicate whether it was permanent.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ abcKiberd, Roisin (August 5, 2016). 'YouTube's Trolls Are Crying Censorship Over Cyberbullying Rules'. Vice. Archived from the original on July 5, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  2. ^Lee Vail, Calvin (August 18, 2016). 'Thanks for all the birthday wishes, you guys are seriously crazy No but seriously, I really appreciate it <3'. Twitter. Archived from the original on September 16, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  3. ^ ab'LeafyIsHere's YouTube Stats'. Social Blade. Archived from the original on August 24, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  4. ^ abcD'Anistasio, Cecilia; Grey Ellis, Emma (July 31, 2020). 'PokimaneBoyfriend and the Scandalous Reign of Drama YouTube'. Wired. Archived from the original on August 3, 2020. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  5. ^ abcAlexander, Julia (August 24, 2020). 'YouTube permanently bans controversial creator LeafyIsHere'. The Verge. Archived from the original on August 24, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  6. ^Teti, Julia (March 31, 2020). 'Leafy Returns To YouTube For 1st Time In 2 Years To Call Out IDubbbz & Fans Go Wild — Watch'. Hollywood Life. Archived from the original on July 3, 2020. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  7. ^Menegus, Bryan. 'YouTube Star Makes Money Bullying People With Learning Disabilities [Updated]'. Gizmodo. Archived from the original on June 12, 2020. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  8. ^Reavy, Pat (August 4, 2016). 'Popular Layton YouTuber target of 'swatting' pranks'. KSL.com. Archived from the original on October 2, 2020. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  9. ^Alexander, Julia (December 16, 2019). 'YouTube is growing up, and creators are frustrated by growing pains'. The Verge. Archived from the original on August 17, 2020. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  10. ^Romano, Aja (December 13, 2019). 'YouTube just made sweeping positive changes to its harassment policy. So why all the backlash?'. Vox. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  11. ^'Eva Lion, la youtubeuse fan d'Hitler'. L'Express. May 31, 2016. Archived from the original on August 22, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  12. ^'Trans Activist Milo Stewart's Never-Ending War on Trolls'. The Daily Dot. October 17, 2016. Archived from the original on September 3, 2019. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  13. ^Dodgson, Lindsay. 'PewDiePie announced plans to take a break from YouTube, but it's not the first time the platform's biggest creator has struggled with burnout'. Insider. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  14. ^Tenbarge, Kat. 'A controversial YouTuber returned to the platform after two years of inactivity to make fun his online nemesis after his girlfriend made an OnlyFans'. Insider. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  15. ^ abSamuels, Alexandra (August 22, 2020). 'Leafy banned from YouTube after targeting Pokimane'. The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on August 24, 2020. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  16. ^ abcGrayson, Nathan (September 11, 2020). 'Twitch Suspends Leafy, The Banned YouTuber Who Harassed Pokimane'. Kotaku. Archived from the original on September 13, 2020. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
Retrieved from 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=LeafyIsHere&oldid=1000423189'

YouTube has banned the controversial creator Calvin Lee Vail, better known as LeafyIsHere, for repeatedly violating the company’s harassment policies. The ban follows big changes to YouTube’s harassment policy meant to deter behavior that in part helped creators in the commentary community like Leafy develop a following.

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Although Vail has a history of making videos that include offensive comments about other creators on the site, including a now-deleted video from 2016 that mocked the appearance of another creator, the termination only came after his channel amassed at least three violations of YouTube’s harassment policy over the last 90 days. That includes videos featuring cyberbullying (including malicious insults and name-calling based on someone’s appearance, gender, or orientation) and encouraging viewers to disrupt other creators’ streams. Vail told YouTube creator Daniel “Keemstar” Keem that he didn’t receive any emails about specific videos prior to the ban.

“We have strict policies that prohibit harassment on YouTube, and we remove content that violates our policies when flagged to our attention,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Verge. “Channels that repeatedly violate our policies will be terminated.” The spokesperson confirmed that Vail’s ban is permanent.

YouTube has started instituting new measures to try to prevent creator-on-creator harassment over the last year. The company came under fire after former Vox host Carlos Maza tweeted out multiple instances where conservative pundit Steven Crowder used homophobic and other derogatory language to talk about him. YouTube didn’t respond to the situation right away, but after backlash continued, the company temporarily removed Crowder from its partner program, essentially cutting off his channel’s ability to run advertisements. CEO Susan Wojcicki acknowledged that YouTube needed to institute new policies.

“Channels that repeatedly violate our policies will be terminated”

Vail, who had close to 5 million subscribers at the time of his ban, found himself at the center of a few high-profile disputes over the last few months, most notably with H3H3’s Ethan Klein and Twitch streamer Imane “Pokimane” Anys. Vail tweeted in early June that he received two “channel strikes today for ‘harassment’ on my new videos,” noting that he was setting all his videos to private to hopefully avoid a third strike.

YouTube’s community guidelines state that three content strikes will lead to a channel’s termination. YouTube did not comment on which videos led to Vail’s ban. Notably, Vail’s ban arrived after he started an ongoing video series about Anys, in which he lobbed personal insults at her and her fans, leading to criticism from several high-profile Twitch streamers and YouTube creators. Videos that contain prolonged insults and may encourage viewers to disrupt another person’s stream violate the company’s guidelines.

Vail’s ban didn’t come as a shock to many in the community, but his channel termination is a stark reminder of how different YouTube is in 2020 compared to the early 2010s. YouTube’s new creator-on-creator harassment policy was specifically drafted to address videos from personalities who use their platform to attack others, which had previously been more common on the platform.

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“Where do they cross the line? When it’s no longer just ideas, but they’re criticizing them as a person”

“The policy has to be written in such a way that creators can comment on each other and criticize each other,” CEO Susan Wojcicki said in a 2019 interview while talking about the new policy. “The question is .. where do you draw the line? Where do they cross the line? When it’s no longer just ideas, but they’re criticizing them as a person.”

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The commentator community can run into this issue more than others because their videos are dedicated to talking about other YouTubers, but Vail has a history of using offensive language while doing so. Although some of Vail’s content might have been more accepted five years ago, new policies like the creator-on-creator harassment guidelines were created to prevent the type of behavior that Vail often employs. “I would love to see Leafy try and exist in today’s current landscape,” Klein, one of Vail’s staunchest critics, wrote on Twitter.

Other commentators, including John Scarce, spoke out against Vail’s ban, tweeting, “Even if you weren’t a fan of his videos, Leafy’s termination is very, very, concerning.” Some commentators are worried this could imply a larger crackdown is coming. “Leafy being terminated now means any of us could be next,” Scarce added.

Following his ban, Vail has joined StoryFire, an app co-created by Jesse Ridgway, a former YouTube creator who criticized YouTube’s demonetization practices. Parts of YouTube’s creator community are left to wonder what this means for the site’s culture, something that has radically changed over the last few years. Vail isn’t the only creator who makes these types of videos, but his videos represent the type of content that YouTube seems to be targeting.