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YouTube Takes Heat From Tegan & Sara, Creators Over ‘Restricted’ LGBTQ Videos

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Billboard reports: “YouTube is taking fire from many of its biggest creators over concerns that its filtering system is unnecessarily shielding certain LGBTQ-related videos from users. The issue stems from YouTube’s “Restricted Mode” feature, which it says is an “optional feature used by a very small subset of users who want to have a more limited YouTube experience.” As many YouTubers began pointing out beginning late last week, that feature, when activated, is censoring videos merely referencing same-sex issues, including coming-out videos.”

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