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Despite announcing they'd fixed "Restricted Mode," YouTube's problematic LGBTQ censorship is still happening. ... [Read More]
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YouTube fixes restricted mode issue that blocked more than 12 million LGBT videos. Also, Apple's Tim Cook calls out Uber's Travis Kalanick. [Read More]
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YouTube has corrected an error in its systems that had incorrectly blocked hundreds of thousands of videos featuring LGBTQ content when viewed in Restricted Mode.        ... [Read More]
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YouTube has promised to "fix" the problem, whatever that means. However, any fix that leaves "Restricted Mode" in place is no fix at all. [Read More]
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YouTube's Restricted Mode algorithm, in its current form, is so out-of-date it is homophobic and racist. Why isn't it fixed yet? [Read More]
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Putting LGBTQ content in "restricted mode" is not a good idea. [Read More]
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Recently, YouTube introduced a new feature to their video streaming website. It's one that has been met with much scrutiny from both creators and users around the world. It is... [Read More]
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YouTube caught up in LGBT restriction anger But YouTube has also been accused of disproportionately affecting videos related to gaming or Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), as well as inconsistently applying Restricted Mode limits to LGBTQ content.At issue is YouTube's "restricted" designation, which lets parents, schools and libraries filter content that may be considered inappropriate for users under 18."There's nothing more important to us than being a platform where anyone can belong, have a... [Read More]
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The respected NGO said that one of its videos had been caught up in YouTube's now-notorious "Restricted Mode" filter system. [Read More]
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Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. 1. Apple announced a series of new hardware products. Products include a red iPhone 7, a new iPad, new Apple Watch bands, and silicone phone cases. 2. Uber announced that it will move into a new office in Amsterdam by the end of this year. It plans to double the size of its international headquarters. 3. Apple is abandoning its expensive image. The fact that it revealed a new low-cost iPad and upgraded the least-expensive iPhone, shows that Apple is keen to compete... [Read More]
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One YouTube user whose videos feature feminist and queer perspectives says the filtering tool reinforces 'equating LGBTQ+ with 'not family friendly.''... [Read More]
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"We're sorry and we're going to fix it," YouTube wrote Monday night on their blog after receiving widespread criticism from LGBT producers. [Read More]
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We jump right in and discuss the YouTube restricted mode and problems we've been facing here at We Are Change with getting our videos mysteriously demonetized. [Read More]
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YouTube's "Restricted Mode" recently blocked videos by gay, bisexual and transgender creators. ... [Read More]
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YouTube says it is not censoring anyone, the overly strict restrictions were simply a mistake. [Read More]
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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... [Read More]
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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]
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. Indie pop duo Tegan And Sara said their videos were blocked whenever Restricted Mode was activated.If you put @YouTube on restricted mode a bunch of our music videos disappear. I checked myself. LGBTQ people shouldn't be restricted. SAD!— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) March 19, 2017 YouTube tweeted in response that the exclusion was made in error, but elsewhere, popular YouTube vlogger Calum McSwiggan's video... [Read More]
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After Tegan and Sara and others criticized YouTube's Restricted Mode for unfairly limiting LGBTQ content, the company plans to change the policy. [Read More]
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Videos discussing LGBTQ topics have become hidden in YouTube's Restricted Mode and vlogger Connor Franta is "frightened" by the consequences it may have on young people. [Read More]
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