Some of the vloggers complained the feature Restricted Mode that blocked LGBTQ content.
According to YouTube: “Restricted mode relies on community flagging age restrictions and other signals to identify and filter out potentially inappropriate content”. It is off by default and it can be turned on by logging in to your YouTube account and clicking “ON” in restricted mode settings in YouTube.
One of the Youtuber Rowan Ellis posted a video criticizing YouTube about this issue, the video entitled “Youtube is Anti-LGBT?”. In her video she said:
“I think it’s really important to look at why LGBT has been deemed as inappropriate”
“This is something which
goes far beyond just a mistake that YouTube might have made that they’re going to draw attention to and fix later”
“This is something that’s getting me really, really angry.”
“Youtube is one of the places that queer and trans youth gay youth bisexual youth pansexual youth,
asexual youth any of this kids have a way into community, have a way into knowledge have a way into feeling
like they aren’t alone” – She added.
“YouTube you need to talk to us. You need to talk our community about how you can help us and ways in which you are hindering us” – She last added.
LGBT Community anger to YouTube because of this restrictions, #YouTubeIsOverParty was trending yesterday on Twitter after several users questioned YouTube why they hide LGBTQ content.
Because of this issue, Youtube released a statement using their twitter account “YouTube Creators”, the company said:
As we can see, YouTube’s statement didn’t address why restricted mode blocked certain LGBTQ content but said: “We appreciate your feedback and passion for making YouTube such an inclusive, diverse, and vibrant community.”
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