Monday, March 20, 2017

YouTube Blocks LGBTQ, Other Videos for ‘Restricted Mode’ Users

YouTube confirmed Monday that it is not showing "some videos" highlighting LGBTQ issues for users who have opted in to the platform's "Restricted Mode."

Many prominent LGBTQ vloggers and voices took to Twitter over the weekend using #YouTubeIsOverParty and #YouTubeRestricted to highlight concerns that their content was missing or blocked when Restricted Mode is switched on.

Among the content still hidden early Monday in that scenario was a video of a lesbian couple's wedding and a vlog highlighting eight black LGBTQ trailblazers.

Responding to questions about those two videos, a YouTube spokesman told NBC News via email Monday that "some videos that cover subjects like health, politics and sexuality may not appear for users and institutions" that choose to use Restricted Mode. 

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Source: NBC News

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