Facebook bans race rap video after Singapore govt complains
05 August 2019 | 6:00 am
Social media sites have pulled the angry hip-hop video after authorities in Singapore warned it could stoke racial tensions. Some residents have accused officials in the wealthy Asian city-state of double standards.
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