YouTube restrictions are making LGBT videos invisible

Rowan Ellis

High-profile LGBT YouTubers have been calling out YouTube for restricting videos that contain any reference to their sexuality – because innocuous queer content ain’t for the family, folks.

Restricted mode, which aims to “protect children and families”, is off by default. When turned on, though, it automatically filters “inappropriate content”; what counts as inappropriate is, according to Google, determined by, “community flagging, age restrictions, and other…

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