CENSORED: YouTube removes over 30 drill genre music videos for excessive violence in response to a U.K. police officer’s takedown request, reports The New York Times.

LONG READ:  EFF’s annual Who Has Your Back Report shows Facebook and Instagram lack transparency on government-ordered content removals.

SPEECH!: Spotify reverses its hateful conduct policy and returns artists to their editorial playlists, reports Pitchfork.

NSFW: “Steam’s capricious pornography rules hurt small game creators the most,” writes The Verge after the video game distributor removed a number of visual novel games for alleged pornographic content.

More reads:

  • “Greater transparency welcome but social media sites should allow independent audits of content takedowns,” argues advocacy director Courtney C. Radsch in a Committee to Protect Journalists post.
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