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YouTube apologizes for hiding LGBTQ users’ videos in its Restricted Mode

The Verge Monday, 20 March 2017
YouTube apologizes for hiding LGBTQ users’ videos in its Restricted ModeYouTube has released a statement in response to accusations that it is discriminating against its LGBTQ users by hiding certain videos in its Restricted Mode. The company issued the statement on Sunday night, after after several popular LGBTQ vloggers and video creators, discovered that videos on topics such as dating, attraction, and inspiration had been hidden by default in the mode. Many led criticism against the company using the #YouTubeIsOverParty hashtag on Twitter.

In the statement, which was put out via the YouTube Creators Twitter account, YouTube said that “LGBTQ+ videos are available in Restricted Mode, but videos that discuss more sensitive issues may not be.” A YouTube spokesperson clarified what these sensitive issues my...
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News video: YouTube censors LGBTQ+ vloggers

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YouTube’s new restricted mode to hide “potentially objectionable content” is filtering out some LGBTQ+ vloggers. YouTube changed its restricted mode to enable users to cover videos that may have inappropriate content. Many vloggers among the LGBTQ+ community found that their videos had been...

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