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How YouTube Is Responding to Recent Controversies Over Ad Placement, Restricted Mode

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...

YouTube Apologizes For Restricted LGBTQ Videos: “We’re Going To Fix It”

2 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

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 saf

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...

Tegan and Sara Pressure YouTube to Change “Restricted Mode” Setting That Blocks Out LGBTQ Content

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

Newswire: YouTube changes filter policy after Tegan And Sara, other LGBT artists say it censored them

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’ after Uproar from LGBTQ Vloggers, Musicians

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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 is going to fix the setting which blocked LGBTQ videos on its restricted mode (GOOG)

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

YouTube Accidentally Filters Out LGBT Filmmakers In Restricted Mode

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.

The LGBT Videos YouTube Wants To Hide

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

YouTube vows to refine its restricted mode function, so it doesnt prevent LGBT youth from watching uncontroversial pop and advice videos.

LGBTQ Producers Complain That YouTube Is Censoring Them

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.

YouTube Accused of Wrongly Placing LGBTQ Videos in ‘Restricted’ Viewing Mode

3 days agoHumor / odd : Snopes

The video platform service was criticized for allegedly 'inciting ignorance' through the policy.

YouTube apologizes for hidden LGBTQ videos

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 apologizes for blocking LGBT videos

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’s “Restricted Mode” Censored Content From LGBTQIA Creators

3 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

YouTube has come under fire as its "Restricted Mode" viewing seems to be censoring content from LGBTQIA YouTube creators.

YouTube takes heat after ‘Restricted Mode’ hides some LGBT videos

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

YouTube fended off a stream of criticism after some LGBT vloggers’ content fell prey to the site’s family filter.

YouTube apologizes amid furor over blocking LGBT videos

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Some users are still unhappy with how YouTube classifies "sensitive content" under its Restricted Mode

YouTube's Problematic New Restricted Mode Censors LGBTQ Content

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

"I really do think that this YouTube restriction stops people from being their authentic self," explains Gigi Gorgeous.

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...Show More Summary

YouTube's New 'Restricted Mode' Is Targeting LGBTQ Videos! Find Out Why!

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 responds to backlash over LGBTQ videos blocked in Restricted Mode

YouTube has posted a statement about LGBTQ videos, including some by Tegan and Sara, being blocked by the site's restricted mode. Continue reading…

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