Recently released Red Dead Redemption 2, like Grand Theft Auto, also by Rockstar Games, allows brutal gameplay. Almost immediately on release, YouTubers began posting videos of non-playable characters being killed by various gruesome methods – drowning, throwing off a cliff and so on. Not all killings are acceptable, however:
YouTube has deleted several videos posted to its platform of a suffragette being beaten and killed in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2.
The Google-owned firm said the recordings had breached its rules on acceptable content.
At least one of the clips had attracted more than one million views before it acted.
Several users had joked about the fact they were able to attack a “feminist” in the linked comments.
The Western-themed Red Dead Redemption 2 is set at the end of the 19th Century, about two decades before women were given the vote in all US states.
On Wednesday morning, the BBC asked the firm whether 10 clips breached its policies.
YouTube has since removed eight of them.
Yet plenty of videos of men getting killed are still available. Sexism I say.