YouTube’s controversial “restricted mode” setting may soon be a thing of the past.
Following days of backlash over the setting, which many LGBTQ creators realised hides some of their videos, the video giant on Monday night issued an actual apology on its blog.
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“The bottom line is that this feature isn’t working the way it should,” Johanna Wright, YouTube’s Vice President of Product Management, . “We’re sorry and we’re going to fix it.”
Big digital influencers ranging from Tyler Oakely to unofficial YouTube voice of reason Hank Green, as well as musicians such as Tegan and Sara (whose videos were also affected), spoke up about the policy over the weekend. Read more…
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