Saturday, December 4, 2021

YouTube removes 130 rap videos to incite violence


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

YouTube has removed 130 rap videos calling for violence and criminal acts, at the request of the London police, after hundreds of violent incidents in the last two years,

According to the Business Insider, a police request in London came to delete videos, especially rap music, after a local rap group was convicted after they abducted a 16-year-old boy, tortured him and demanded ransom money from his parents.

A review of a number of police reports revealed that there were many gangs of rap singers and 18 of them had already been sentenced to prison.

Police investigator said they are currently tracking more than 2,000 music videos in their database, and have filed requests for the initial removal of 154 rap videos from YouTube, and only 130 videos have been removed.

“The company is cooperating with Metropolitan Police by developing our programs where we discover videos related to violence and crimes to be deleted in accordance with the opinions of the company’s experts and we are taking action on gang-related content that violates community and law guidelines,” a YouTube spokesman said.

Read also: YouTube launches new tools to reduce misleading videos

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