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YouTube Censors LGBTQ Content But Still Lets Children Watch White Supremacist Videos

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YouTube censors videos about LGBTQ issues, but the site seems perfectly fine with letting children view white supremacist propaganda.

Recently, queer vloggers realized that YouTube was hiding their content from younger viewers behind age restriction filters. There was a major outcry.

In response, the company released a public statement with an apology and an explanation. But it’s worth noting that the company did not clearly express a plan to change their policy of silencing queer voices.

It looks as though YouTube considers videos talking about LGBTQ concerns “sensitive issues.” But one thing they don’t consider sensitive is racism, apparently.

Visit YouTube, put your account on restricted mode and search for a white supremacist dog whistle phrase like “white genocide” or “cultural Marxism” (how white supremacists refer to racial diversity). You’ll find plenty of videos available for viewing.

It’s reasonable for a website to restrict content that features potentially offensive videos. But for YouTube to silence queer speakers while giving white supremacists free reign is horrifying, and it makes us wonder what side they’re on.

  • Aerensiniac

    Because somehow LGBTQ+ sexual related content should be avaible to children.
    Boggles my mind, i hope the animal sex community raises its voice too, because being blocked by a filter that was directly created for children and minors is not inclusive.

    I know that when you are LGBTQ the world is about nobody else but you and your shiny fabulous problems and how you feel about them. But seriously. Grow a brain or get out.

  • stephan

    You seem REALLY INTELLIGENT!

    No one is talking about sexual content. If you don’t understand the assignment, do everyone a favor and keep quiet. “Grow a brain or get out” is right.

  • Aerensiniac

    What part of LGBTQ being a sexual identity is too hard for your to understand?
    If you want to ramble on about your life, its nobody’s business to censor you, but talking about LGBTQ is the same shit as someone else talking about being straight. You are not on neutral grounds chucklefucks so feel free to take your own suggestion.

  • stephan

    Sorry, but you’re wrong and sound absolutely ridiculous. You think talking about gay culture is automatically sexual? You’re most definitely the “chucklefuck” in this situation. Get a clue.