YouTube’s Restricted Mode

A feature of YouTube’s if you didn’t know about it, and why it’s problematic. Note: Restricted Mode has actually been around since 2010, but it was only recently that it messed up with the queer videos.

Links (I’m linking only a couple videos, but if you do a search for “restricted mode” you’ll see tons of videos)

Kat Blaque’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TransDIYer

Rowan Ellis’ video about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr6pS07mbJc

MarinaShutUp’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcsFQnq5sGI

YouTube’s weak apology: https://twitter.com/YTCreators/status/843613347367079937

YouTube’s follow-up Tweet (the we-f*cked-up one): https://twitter.com/YTCreators/status/843884792466817024

YouTube saying what they’re doing to fix it: https://twitter.com/YTCreators/status/843997708406939650

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