Bureau of Programming

YouTube’s “Restricted Mode” Protects Your Family from Gays

YouTube’s Restricted Mode filters “potentially objectionable content that you may prefer not to see or don’t want others in your family to see on YouTube,” such as homosexuals.

While the feature has been available in one form or another since 2010, viewers have recently discovered that benign LGBTQ videos are hidden when it’s enabled. Google has apologized, but claims the filter only targets videos “that discussed sensitive topics such as politics, health and sexuality.” In all fairness, their concept of cultural sensitivity may be more ideologically aligned with this movie theater operator who’s opting not to show the new Beauty and the Beast because two men can be seen dancing in one scene.

YouTube has also been in algorithm-induced hot water recently for selling public-service advertisements before terrorist videos.

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