YouTube late Monday responded to recent flaps over ads being placed adjacent to controversial content and its Restricted Mode blocking content from the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer) and other communities. Ad agency Havas Worldwide announced late last week that it was putting a halt on ad spending on YouTube and Google, parent company...
Following widespread creator outcry last week after certain child-friendly LGBTQ videos were discovered as being blocked in Restricted Mode, a YouTube setting designed to filter out “potentially objectionable content,” the video giant...Show More Summary
Over the last few days, LGBTQ YouTubers have spoken out about how YouTube’s “Restricted Mode,” a safe-browsing mode used in schools and workplaces, is hiding their videos. In a blog post yesterday, YouTube apologized, explaining that the “feature isn’t working the way it should,” and will be fixed. Read more...
YouTube has pledged to revise its “restricted mode” settings to stop filtering out LGBTQ-related content after Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara pointed out that their music videos were being blocked from view, the Guardian reports. Show More Summary
Earlier this week, Pitchfork reported that YouTube’s Restricted Mode—which is used to filter content deemed inappropriate for someone under 18—was blocking LGBT content for seemingly no other reason than that it was LGBT-created or -themed. Show More Summary
YouTube says it will “do a better job” when it comes to filtering Restricted Mode content after a growing number of LGBTQ vloggers and musicians (like Tegan and Sara, above) pointed out that the system was unfairly censoring LGBTQ content… Read The post YouTube Says It Will ‘Do a Better Job’ after Uproar from LGBTQ Vloggers, Musicians appeared first on Towleroad.
YouTube has said "sorry" for blocking LGBTQ videos through its Restricted Mode setting, and is working on a fix. "We understand that this has been confusing and upsetting, and many of you have raised concerns about Restricted Mode and your content being unfairly impacted. Show More Summary
There are few things quite as satisfying as witnessing cannibalism within the social justice warrior movement, and that’s exactly what’s happening over in the safe space-laden corridors of YouTube. An army of LGBT vloggers are up in arms after YouTube … More » The post YouTube Accidentally Filters Out LGBT Filmmakers In Restricted Mode appeared first on EveryJoe.
YouTube vows to refine its restricted mode function, so it doesnt prevent LGBT youth from watching uncontroversial pop and advice videos.
The filtering issue was highlighted in a video on Thursday by British user Rowan Ellis, who suggested that YouTube’s restricted mode appeared to have “some kind of targeted effect” for L.G.B.T. individuals. Over the weekend, many video creators and users complained on Twitter, recycling the hashtag #YouTubeIsOverParty, which was trending worldwide by Sunday night.
The video platform service was criticized for allegedly 'inciting ignorance' through the policy.
After several popular LGBTQ vloggers like Rowan Ellis and Tyler Oakley said YouTube was incorrectly censoring their videos using its "Restricted Mode," the site has addressed the error and finally offered an apology to those impacted. SEE...Show More Summary
YouTube apologized for upsetting its community by blocking and filtering videos made by its LGBTQ+ community. The problem occurred with YouTube's 'Restricted Mode.'
YouTube has come under fire as its "Restricted Mode" viewing seems to be censoring content from LGBTQIA YouTube creators.
YouTube fended off a stream of criticism after some LGBT vloggers’ content fell prey to the site’s family filter.
Some users are still unhappy with how YouTube classifies "sensitive content" under its Restricted Mode
"I really do think that this YouTube restriction stops people from being their authentic self," explains Gigi Gorgeous.
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...Show More Summary
With so many videos on the web these days, parents will be relieved to know YouTube is working on ways to filter out offensive content for younger, more impressionable viewers. But some vloggers are noticing videos by the LGBT community have been put in the streaming site's censorship crosshairs. YouTube's "Restricted Mode" is designed to "use community [...]
YouTube has posted a statement about LGBTQ videos, including some by Tegan and Sara, being blocked by the site's restricted mode. Continue reading…