YouTube faces criticism over plans to demonetise sweary videos
Warning! If you’re filming a ****ing YouTube video, don’t ****ing swear in the first eight ****ing seconds. Or perhaps not.
January 16, 2023
Twitter blocks Mastodon links and suspends prominent journalists
"I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means," tweeted Elon Musk in April.
December 16, 2022
Kanye West suspended from Twitter again after swastika post
It turns out that even ‘free-speech absolutists’ have, well, an absolute limit to the hate content that they’ll tolerate.
December 2, 2022
Instagram’s takedown of a drill music video has been overturned
Earlier this year, Instagram took down a music video featuring a track called ‘Secrets Not Safe’ by British drill artist Chinx (OS).
November 23, 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter: paid verification, moderation council and more
You wouldn't get a prize for predicting that Elon Musk's first few days in charge of Twitter would be eventful, for better or worse.
October 31, 2022
Peloton has ‘indefinitely paused’ use of Kanye West’s music
Streaming services are uncomfortable with the idea of removing Kanye West’s catalogue due to his recent round of interviews expressing antisemitic views.
October 28, 2022
Spotify pushes back on pressure to remove Ye’s music
Ek said that if Ye’s recent “awful comments” had been made on a podcast or a music track, it would have been removed for being hate speech.
October 26, 2022
Spotify buys startup Kinzen to help it tackle harmful content
Spotify's latest acquisition is a startup which it has been working with since 2020 on its efforts to remove 'harmful content' on the service.
October 6, 2022
Spotify has removed 19k hate-content playlists so far in 2022
The company has also pointed to its Spotify Safety Advisory Council, which it launched in June.
September 27, 2022
YouTube ditches Nicki Minaj video age restrictions after protest
YouTube has removed age restrictions placed on a new music video by Nicki Minaj, following a furious protest from the artist yesterday.
September 27, 2022