YouTube issues an apology about censoring LGBT videos

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Michelle Hendley

Faced with claims on its late restriction mode by hiding LGBT videos, the video giant responded by stating that it “apologizes for the confusion”.

After The Storm

Faced with claims on its late restriction mode by hiding LGBT videos, the video giant responded by stating that it “apologizes for the confusion”.

After activating a feature called Restricted Mode, YouTube creators claimed unintended censorship of content uploaded by LGBT members to the social network, the company was required to issue and reconcile the community.

The first response came in a tweet that appeared on a YouTube Creators Twitter account, in which the company wrote that “we are so proud to represent the LGBT community and its voice on our platform – they are a key part of YouTube.”

“Restricted Mode is intended to filter adult content for our tiny subset of users who want a more limited experience.” LGBTQ + videos are available in a limited mode, but videos that talk about more sensitive topics may not be available, and we apologize for all the confusion this has caused. We value your feedback and your desire to make YouTube a community that is so comprehensive, diverse and vibrant. ”

This announcement received a slightly lukewarm initial response, prompting YouTube to step up and apologize more directly for the shortcomings of a “limited situation.” The company wrote: “The bottom line is that this feature does not work the way it should, and we’re sorry and we’re going to fix it.”

 

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