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Here’s Why #YouTubeIsOverParty is Currently Trending. [UPDATE]

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Here’s Why #YouTubeIsOverParty is Currently Trending. [UPDATE]

Outrage appears to be ensuing on Twitter – this morning, after prominent YouTuber Tyler Oakley brought to light over the weekend that YouTube‘s “Restricted Mode” would also seem to be capturing some LGBTQ+ content … and blocking it, outright.

Per TeenVogue:

“The platform’s ‘Restricted Mode’ has been notably blocking and filtering out content from LBGBTQ+ creators, which is confusing considering that the feature is only designed to “use community flagging, age-restrictions, and other signals to identify and filter out potentially inappropriate content.”

The move is considered a potentially embarrassing misstep in an otherwise continuing effort to filter out what is viewed to be offensive content – never an easy task to undertake with 300 hours of video uploaded to the service every 60 minutes, and 1,325,000,000 active accounts.

The question is: Will you join the #YouTubeIsOverParty?


UPDATE

YouTube’s official Creators account (@YTCreators) has publicly responded in an effort to qwell the negative press the site is currently receiving, by issuing the statement – below.

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