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YouTube Responds to Criticism of LGBTQ+ Video Blocking

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    The Verge:

    YouTube 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 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.

    Tegan and Sara have been very vocal about this issue on Twitter.

  2. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    ah, yes, queer attraction, mature content that must be hidden away. :/ whats worst is kids who could benefit from learning about themselves using those kinds of videos may not have access to them depending on their parents/school/etc.
  3. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Considering the types of videos, and even specifically music videos that aren't blocked, it's outrageous how many completely innocent T&S music videos are. Glad to see this is coming to light!