QUIZ: Has YouTube Restricted This Video?
22 March 2017, 12:22 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:40
YouTube has started restricting certain harmless videos, while leaving more harmful videos untouched - the question is, can you tell which is which?
As you're probably aware, YouTube has gotten itself in hot water lately when it was revealed that its 'restricted' feature was widely restricting harmless videos relating to LGBTQ+ issues. This prompted many to draw the conclusion that YouTube inexplicably seems to believe that anything to do with LGBTQ+ people inherently offensive:
"YouTube Restricted" is for a way for parents to block potentially offensive content. Apparently that includes the existence of gay people?— Hank Green (@hankgreen) March 19, 2017
Part of the backlash against this wave of restriction has been the fact that YouTube is restricting these harmless videos, while also ignoring actually harmful ones. To show you how this shakes out, why not try our handy quiz 'has YouTube restricted this video?' right here: