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YouTube Creators Allege LGBTQ Videos Are Being Unfairly Filtered In ‘Restricted Mode’

Several YouTube creators whose content touches on or is squarely focused on LGBTQ issues have made a disappointing discovery in recent days. They say when viewers enable YouTube’s Restricted Mode — a filter users can switch on and off to “screen out potentially objectionable content” — videos featuring LGBTQ titles and themes are being unfairly censored, even when the content in question is child-friendly. Rowan Ellis, a creator whose videos tout a self-described “feminist and queer perspective,” addressed the issue in a vlog yesterday. She noted that when viewing YouTube in Restricted Mode, 40…

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LGBT 

Creators Allege LGBTQ Videos Are Being Unfairly Filtered In YouTube’s ‘Restricted Mode’

Several YouTube creators whose content touches on or is squarely focused on LGBTQ issues have made a disappointing discovery in recent days. They say when viewers enable YouTube’s Restricted Mode — a filter users can switch on and off to “screen out potentially objectionable content” — videos featuring LGBTQ titles and themes are being unfairly censored, even when the content in question is child-friendly. Rowan Ellis, a creator whose videos tout a self-described “feminist and queer perspective,” addressed the issue in a vlog yesterday. She noted that when viewing YouTube in Restricted Mode, 40…

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