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Google attracts criticism for hiding LGBTQ videos in YouTube’s Restricted Mode

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LGBTQ+ videos are effectively being censored by Google, say a number of high-profile YouTubers. The accusations surround YouTube’s Restricted Mode and the belief that this is hiding videos with LGBTQ+ content from view, leading some to suggest that active censorship is taking place. Google says that this limited mode exists to give people the option to avoid “videos that discuss more sensitive issues.” The blocking is supposed to be triggered by “community flagging, age restrictions, and other signals,” but YouTubers complain that even “innocent” videos that reference same-sex relationships, “queer perspectives” and other LGBTQ+ topics have been restricted. It is… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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