They stayed true to their word and have already begun to remove a lot of videos. Over the last two weeks, there has been a significant upsurge in violence towards Asian people, with the trend gaining momentum. YouTube was one of the first to announce stricter measures aimed at weeding out any vitriol that appeared on its platform that might be perceived as hatred towards Asian people. What’s interesting is that if you search for YG’s “Meet The Flockers” on YouTube, you’ll be directed to a video that has news coverage about a robbery that was allegedly inspired by the song. Authorities believe that the attacks are motivated by the perception that all Asians somehow caused the Coronavirus pandemic. Both the track and the video have vanished. YG released censored version of “Meet The Flockers” after YouTube yanked the original. The first sign that some rappers will be affected by their decisions is the removal of YG‘s song “Meet The Flockers,” which has been removed from the platform. So far, authorities have labeled most of these acts as hate crimes. In one of the latest attacks, which seems to mostly target elderly Asians, a woman was sadly stabbed to death in California while walking her dogs. The song tells a story of committing a robbery in an Asian neighborhood. Some fans have tried to re-upload the song, which resulted in a number of low-quality audio that youTube will more than likely delete soon. As the disturbing and ugly trend of hurting Asian people continues in the US, some social media companies have been trying to be proactive in removing any anti-Asian hate speech from their platforms. Share this:
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Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) At first, YouTube didn’t look like they would be targeting music videos, but it seems after several calls from critics and mounting pressure, they decided to take the song off the site. Some live performances of the song remain for viewing.