Popbitch, the wonderfully, er, bitchy UK news/gossip site, had this gem in this week’s newsletter:
A UK record producer wanted to release a track under the name IHateIsis.
The track has been accepted happily on most platforms – like YouTube, Soundcloud and others – but iTunes refused to host it. Why?
On account of the name, saying “Our policy is not to distribute content which could be seen as explicitly promoting hatred towards any individual or organisation.”
Good old iTunes, sticking up for the constantly persecuted ISIS. Digging in their heels got results too as the artist changed his name to AntiHate – just for the iTunes store.
Bloody algorithms, huh? More here.