Monday, March 20, 2017

YouTube apologizes for over-protecting parents from LGBTQ-associated videos


YouTube has been criticized and has apologized for placing some LGBTQ videos on “restricted mode” which can require parental approval for viewing. The CNN story is here.

Some videos with LGBT in the title were restricted, as were all on some channels by LGBTQ artists.

There was some concern that this was designed to appeal to advertisers, some of whom don’t want controversial subject matter at all.  That could have the potential to affect Adsense if done with blogs.
  
Trailers for independent R-rated movies often require sign in and warn about adult content.  

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