Why did Youtube censor this video?

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Childish Gambino’s, This Is America, has managed to rack up over 130 million views in less than two weeks. Despite containing scenes depicting violent mass shootings and executions, the music video falls within the bounds of Youtube’s ever changing community standards.

 

Unlike Paul Joseph Watson’s commentary on the video, which Youtube censored not long after it was published. Youtube initially marked Watson’s video as, “inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.” However, following online backlash Youtube restored Watson’s video.

“It would be an awful shame if the video now went viral,” Watson said.


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