YouTube hiding LGBT content through 'Restricted Mode' feature

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Published Mar 21, 2017, 1:41 am IST
Updated Mar 21, 2017, 8:11 am IST
Restricted mode is an optional feature that automatically filters content.
According to Google, which owns YouTube, they “use community flagging, age-restrictions, and other signals to identify and filter out potentially inappropriate content.” (Photo: AFP/Representational Image)
 According to Google, which owns YouTube, they “use community flagging, age-restrictions, and other signals to identify and filter out potentially inappropriate content.” (Photo: AFP/Representational Image)

Several LGBT YouTubers have accused the video-sharing website of hiding their material through the “Restricted Mode” feature. #YouTubeIsOverParty was trending on Twitter after several users said their videos referencing same-sex relationships or attraction had been filtered out under its restricted mode, the Guardian reported.

Restricted mode is an optional feature that automatically filters content. It is turned off by default but can be turned on. According to Google, which owns YouTube, they “use community flagging, age-restrictions, and other signals to identify and filter out potentially inappropriate content.”


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