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One Of King 810’s Videos Has Been Removed From YouTube After Being Labelled ‘Hate Speech’

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 16 January 2018 at 11.33

"This is something people should be aware and concerned about." say the band.



The video for 'Killem All' by King 810 has been blocked on YouTube. 

It appears that the site have disabled the video because they have described it as 'hate speech'. 

The band's vocalist David Gunn posted this message on Instagram: 

"Logged into YouTube this morning to this tragedy. YouTube claiming to encourage free speech but removing content they arbitrarily pin as "hate speech." This is music and artistic expression.

The song and video are social commentary. Youtube you would not even exist as a company if they removed all things anyone may consider "hate speech."

We as a people have made this a very large very rich company. I understand this is a for profit company with a policy and an agenda but its a bit dangerous when giants like Youtube and @google censor information and art only to expose us to cherry picked pieces consistent with their own views. Especially when we rely on them from day to day.

This is something people should be aware and concerned about."

 

 

Logged into @youtube this morning to this tragedy. Youtube claiming to encourage free speech but removing content they arbitrarily pin as "hate speech." This is music and artistic expression. The song and video are social commentary. Youtube you would not even exist as a company if they removed all things anyone may consider "hate speech." We as a people have made this a very large very rich company. I understand this is a for profit company with a policy and an agenda but its a bit dangerous when giants like Youtube and @google censor information and art only to expose us to cherry picked pieces consistent with their own views. Especially when we rely on them from day to day. This is something people should be aware and concerned about. - @dkgunn

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