YouTube Blocks LGBTQ, Other Videos for ‘Restricted Mode’ Users – NBC News
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.
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.
.@YTCreators you're blocking everything with any hint of lgbtq+! Vids of me swearing aren't restricted but transwomen makeup tutorials are
— dodie (@doddleoddle) March 20, 2017
— Javier Ruescas (@javier_ruescas) March 20, 2017
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