YouTube Is Working to Remove Reposts of Kanye West’s Interview With Alex Jones: Report
During his appearance Thursday (Dec. 1) on the alt-right conspiracy theorist’s program, Ye shocked viewers by praising Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. The rapper stated that every human being has something of value, and Hitler is no exception. “How about this ?”
Later in the day, Ye was also suspended once again from Twitter after posting an image of a swastika merged with a Star of David.
NBC News reported on Saturday (Dec. 3) that YouTube parent company Google was “working to remove reuploads if the antisemitism in the interview isn’t denounced in the video via added commentary,” according to a statement from the tech giant.
The article also noted that Twitter and other social media platforms had not yet made clear how they would address the issue.
Billboard has reached out to representatives for Google/YouTube and Jones’ Infowars for comment.
Ye has been on a monthlong media tour that has found the rapper repeatedly spewing hateful rhetoric aimed at Jewish people, which has led to rapid downfall of his once-formidable fashion and music empire. The public’s reaction was swift. Several companies, including Adidas, Balenciaga, and The Gap, ended their brand and relationship with Ye.
Ye also announced in recent weeks that he intends to run for president again in 2024.
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