A Marin County teenager is now on the heart of the most recent free speech versus hate speech battle. One of her current YouTube videos has led to a police investigation and a protest at her highschool.
In this video entitled “Be Not Afraid,” the 14-year-old YouTuber who goes by Soph wears a hijab and calls herself a religious follower of Muhammad, all whereas making offensive statements.
After the video went viral, it was pulled by YouTube for violating its coverage in opposition to hate speech, however extra of what the Marin County highschool pupil calls “comedy” can nonetheless be discovered on her channel.
The teen’s foulmouthed, outspokenness and rants in opposition to political correctness has made her a far proper media darling and garnered her almost a million subscribers.
Some of her feedback have additionally made her the goal of no less than two police investigations, one regarding an alleged risk made in opposition to the CEO of YouTube.
The Tiburon Police Department decided the risk was not credible for the reason that 14 -year-old doesn’t have entry to any firearms.
Central Marin Police additionally investigated considerations raised by her highschool. Students on the faculty say a handful of her classmates walked out in the present day protesting her videos.