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YouTube Defends Blocking Certain LGBTQ+ Videos in Restricted Mode

YouTube has responded to critics including Tegan and Sara and numerous vloggers who claim the site’s Restricted Mode blocks non-explicit LGBTQ videos, the BBC reports. Restricted Mode is an opt-in function designed to protect young viewers from “more mature content.” But videos offering LGBTQ perspectives on subjects like dating and attraction—such as Calum McSwiggan’s video about coming out to his grandmother—are reportedly being blocked.
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