Banned by youtube April 28, 2010Posted by N.C.OnlineTraining in Uncategorized.
This is a new one. You hear about videos being banned by MTV, or being shown after the watershed only, but you rarely hear about youtube banning videos outright. But after watching MIA’s video for her new single Born Free you may understand why.
The video depicts a group of ginger adolescents being rounded up into an armour-protected van, driven to the country and either shot or made to run through a minefield. Not exactly Universal viewing. A spokesman for youtube said that “the rules prohibit content like pornography or gratuitous violence. If the content breaks our terms then we remove it and if a user repeatedly breaks the rules we disable their account.”
Take a look and think about what kind of messages you think this video is trying to convey and whether youtube was right to make their decision. But BE WARNED: some of the images are rather disturbing.