YouTube faces big backlash over its filtering of content

The video sharing platform has held its hands up to admit blanket filtering of LGBTQ+ content was a mistake

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
26th March, 2017
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Riyadh Khalaf: ‘The more mundane content being blocked offended me more’ Picture: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Leading Irish YouTubers have called on the platform to show more transparency in its filtering policies following controversy over the censorship of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) + content.

The video-sharing site came under fire last week after YouTube’s restricted mode was found to be filtering out LGBTQ+ related content.

The restricted mode has been in place since 2010, but only came to light recently following a video by British content creator...

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