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The removal of Despacito was particularly shocking since it came soon after it was crowned the site's most viewed video ever.
It has been watched more than five billion times – and it wasn't clear whether those views would stay around after the hack.
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The hack not only meant that the site's most popular video had been removed, but also that hackers were able to add embarrassing names to many of the world's biggest songs.
You Tube's statement appeared to suggested that the video had been taken down intentionally – by Vevo, and not by hackers – so that the reach of the hack would be limited.