Tag: moderation

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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ADL criticises Spotify for carrying white supremacist music

Every so often, someone discovers a new stash of extremist music on a popular music streaming service.