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    YouTube Block LGBT+ Content with New "Restricted Mode" Feature





    YouTube have unveiled a new "Restricted Mode" feature which intends to keep inappropriate content away from children and anyone who may be offended by it in general.

    Among the type of videos included in the filter are all of Lady Gaga's music videos, many of David Bowie's, Rihanna's, Beyoncé's, etc., and also many LGBT+ content creators. Pretty much any remotely "gay" thing you can imagine has been blocked under the new system.

    Obviously, the content is still accessible with the mode turned off, but people have been rightfully going crazy about it on social media. Thoughts? (I'm sure mine are pretty obvious.)

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    Wow @.@ - they are targeting the content rather than the comments, really?? Holy guacamole.

    I found this article that explains what's happening : http://gizmodo.com/youtubes-restrict...ent-1793382337 :

    The video [shown in article] is among those that is hidden in restricted mode, and Gizmodo verified that other channels had LGBT-related videos that disappeared on restricted mode. Other restricted videos include a video of a lesbian couple reading each other their wedding vows.

    Ellis told Gizmodo that while she doesn’t know why this is happening, it’s troubling regardless, because it implies “there is a bias somewhere within that process equating LGBTQ+ with ‘not family friendly.’” Regardless of “how innocent or unintentional the ‘hows’ or ‘whys’ are, the effects cannot be ignored,” she added.

    According to Rowan Ellis, the fact that innocuous LGBT videos are being hidden is troubling, because it implies there’s something inherently offensive about being LGBT. “Videos about LGBTQ+ life, love, history, friendships etc are no more inappropriate than videos with straight couples or telling the history of straight figures,” she told Gizmodo. “Yet they are apparently being treated differently.

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    While the [google] spokesperson noted that the feature is fully optional, the feature’s own help page warns that “Computers in libraries, universities, and other public institutions may have Restricted Mode enabled by the system administrator.” That could pose a problem for kids whose main access to the internet is through computers at school.

    *headdesk*
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    So? Maybe parents don't want their kids to be exposed to that kind of thing. Just keep it off if it bugs you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkDesertFox View Post
    So? Maybe parents don't want their kids to be exposed to that kind of thing. Just keep it off if it bugs you.
    parents don't want their kids exposed to normal love? lmao

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    i mean, i get the intense, sexual LGBT videos (Anything sexual should be censored for kids), but like... lesbians reading wedding vows? really? why should kids not see something as simple and sweet as that

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    Quote Originally Posted by opalskiies View Post
    parents don't want their kids exposed to normal love? lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by opalskiies View Post
    parents don't want their kids exposed to normal love? lmao

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    i mean, i get the intense, sexual LGBT videos (Anything sexual should be censored for kids), but like... lesbians reading wedding vows? really? why should kids not see something as simple and sweet as that
    why would a kid look up lesbians reading wedding vows?

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