Some LGBTQ+ videos are being filtered on YouTube and vloggers want answers

Tech 19-3-2017 Mashable 31

Several popular LGBTQ+ YouTube vloggers have claimed that YouTube is using the site's "restricted mode" to hide some of their videos, according to Gizmodo.

The restricted mode for YouTube, according to Google, enables users to filter out "potentially objectionable content," leading some LGBTQ+ vloggers to accuse YouTube of implicitly categorizing their material as not "family-friendly."

That's the complaint British vlogger Rowan Ellis made to Gizmodo, saying, “there is a bias somewhere within that process equating LGBT+ with ‘not family friendly.’”

Ellis posted her own video addressing the issue after she found dozens of her videos fell victim to the process.  Read more...

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