As part of a new filtering system by YouTube, some creators are noticing that their content is being blocked.
On Sunday and Monday, many outspoken LGBTQ YouTubers took to Twitter to call out the site for blocking their videos to people on restricted mode.
This new feature is meant to block potentially inappropriate content to younger viewers, but has been met with a significant amount of backlash.
For instance, most of the music videos by Canadian recording artists Tegan and Sara can’t be viewed, along with content by gay YouTuber Tyler Oakley.
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
Looking forward to @youtube fixing this restricted content issue ASAP! To our fellow LGBTQ content creators + LGBTQ friends MUCH LOVE TO U!— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) March 19, 2017
how is my ENTIRE channel blocked then? and why is my coming out video gone? and tyler oakley's videos are so clean and they're gone too. https://t.co/usw3Ch5LmW— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) March 20, 2017
Since the discussion sparked, Youtube has responded on Twitter, although their is no sign that the “confusion” has been fixed.
A message to our community ... pic.twitter.com/oHNiiI7CVs— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) March 20, 2017
Sorry for all the confusion with Restricted Mode. Some videos have been incorrectly labeled and that’s not right. We're on it! More to come.— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) March 20, 2017
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