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YouTube had ‘blacklist’ of terms during 8th Amendment campaign

A “blacklist” of terms relating to Ireland’s abortion referendum which was created by YouTube staff has caused controversy after it surfaced online last week

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
30th June, 2019

A “blacklist” of terms relating to Ireland’s abortion referendum which was created by YouTube staff has caused controversy after it surfaced online last week.

The document published by a right-wing US website shows that the Google-owned company intervened to prevent searches relating to the vote being treated by its system in the same way as other searches.

YouTube called the document a “blacklist”, but it does not mean any search results...

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