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YouTube officially bans all racist, sexist and hate speech videos

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YouTube has announced that from now on,  it will ban any content that is racist, sexist and promotes any form of hate speech.

According to CBS News, YouTube will now remove any videos that hurl insults at people based on race, gender expression, sexual orientation or other “protected attributes.” The ban also extends to content containing veiled threats of violence.

YouTube also announced that from now on, action will be taken against channels that have been found to repeatedly harass others in videos. YouTube will “demonetize” such channels by turning off any ad revenue those videos would normally generate for their creators.

The new anti-harassment and violence policies also apply to public officials, although those videos will remain on YouTube if they are considered parts of news stories, documentaries or other educational material.

The comment section on YouTube is also not left out. YouTube’s comment section is also getting a fresh set of new guidelines. A new comment review tool will be available to video owners that will allow them to, by default, hold back comments the company’s algorithms have flagged as potentially inappropriate until creators have reviewed them. The setting can be turned off by creators at any time.

Matt Halprin, YouTube Vice President of Trust and Safety, said the company has been reviewing its guidelines since 2017 and tries to find a balance between “allowing freedom of expression and keeping hateful speech to a minimum.”

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Ari Lennox returns with video for ‘Hoodie’ ahead of sophomore album

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Ari Lennox sophomore season kicks into overdrive today with the official release of her new single, “Hoodie,” and its electrifying music video. Even more, fans’ long-awaited hopes are finally realized: The Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum singer-songwriter proudly announces her sophomore album, age/sex/location, will be released on Sept. 9 via Dreamville/Interscope Records. Pre-order the album HERE. (more…)

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Tino Szn shares new video “Drowning Out”

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18-year-old North Carolina-based rapper Tino Szn has just shared his new video for “Drowning Out”, a fun and upbeat track off his most recent project Sentient. LISTEN (more…)

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Prince Charles highlights desire of Ghanaian youths to create their own jobs in his International Youth Day message

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In a message for International Youth Day, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales said: (more…)

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Megan Thee Stallion Releases Highly-Anticipated New LP “Traumazine”

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Today, after 4 EPs, Fever, Make It Hot, Tina Snow and Suga and her 2LPs, Good News and Something For Thee Hotties, all garnering critical acclaim, the Grammy award-winning superstar, entrepreneur and philanthropist Megan Thee Stallion unleashes her highly-anticipated new LP ‘Traumazine.’ Listen HERE. (more…)

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OMB Peezy Announces Gangsta Grillz Mixtape ‘Misguided’ Hosted By Dj Drama

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Multi-million streamed rap star OMB Peezy today has announced the release of his new mixtape MisGuided, available on all music service platforms August 19 [An Overkill Ent/ 300 Entertainment]. Renowned music maven DJ Drama will host OMB Peezy’s latest full-length offering as a Gangsta Grillz mixtape. (more…)

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Goldenboy Countup shares new single “Dinner Date”

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Goldenboy Countup, the all-star Florida rapper with a Detroit flair, has just shared his new single and video “Dinner Date” via Simple Stupid Records/Geffen Records.  LISTEN (more…)

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