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YouTube blocking occurs for a variety of reasons including: Limiting public exposure to content that may ignite social or political unrest; Preventing criticism of a ruler, government, government officials, religion, or religious leaders; Violations of national laws, including: Copyright and intellectual property protection laws; Violations of hate speech, ethics, or morality-based laws; and National security legislation. Preventing access to videos judged to be inappropriate for youth; Businesses, schools, government agencies, and other private institutions often block social media sites, including YouTube, due to bandwidth limitations and the site’s inevitable potential for distraction.
Censorship of LGBT content in Restricted Mode In March 2017, the "Restricted Mode" feature was criticized by YouTube's LGBT community for unfairly filtering videos that discuss issues of human sexuality and sexual and gender identity, even when there is no explicit references to sexual intercourse or otherwise inappropriate content for children. Rapper Mykki Blanco told The Guardian that such restrictions are used to make LGBT vloggers feel "policed and demeaned" and "sends a clear homophobic message that the fact that my video displays unapologetic queer imagery means it's slapped with an 'age restriction', while other cis, overly sexualised heteronormative work" remain uncensored. Musicians Tegan and Sara similarly argued that LGBT people "shouldn't be restricted", after acknowledging that the mode had censored several of their music videos.
So how do they keep getting away with the removal of certain view points
originally posted by: hombero
YouTube is a business. They don't have to allow for freedom of speech in order to be operating legally. Their house, their rules.
originally posted by: roadgravel
Lots of people do not understand the First.
And most tube users only care about the issue if it is their material being removed so it doesn't affect the site.
The lawsuit claims that Google and YouTube had told PragerU that the restricted videos were found by content reviewers to be “inappropriate” for young audiences. The conservative site denied that the videos were improper or violated any of YouTube’s policies, and said in the filing that the explanation is “an obvious pretext to justify illegally discriminating against PragerU because of its conservative political perspective and identity.”