A music video released by the London drill group Zone 2 has been banned by YouTube after the clip allegedly named people who have been murdered.
The track which features in the video in question, ‘No Censor’, appears to make reference at one point to the 2018 murder of Moscow17 rapper Incognito.
Kenneth Umezie was cleared of the murder of 23-year-old Incognito, real name Siddique Kamara, in February.
The clip for ‘No Censor’, which was originally uploaded by Pressplay Media on Sunday (December 8), was removed by YouTube after just five hours.
Zone 2 have yet to publicly comment on YouTube’s decision to remove their video.
In a statement provided to BBC Newsbeat, YouTube said that their decision was in line with policies which have been developed to “specifically help tackle videos related to knife crime in the UK”.
“We work with the Metropolitan Police, The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, the Home Office, and community groups to understand this issue and ensure we are able to take action on gang-related content that infringe our Community Guidelines or break the law,” the statement explained.
“We have a dedicated process for the police and the Prison Service to flag videos directly to our teams because we often need specialist context from law enforcement to identify real-life threats.”
YouTube added that they “share the deep concern about this issue and do not want our platform used to incite violence”.