Will Oremus @WillOremus oh-REE-mus. Senior writer for OneZero at @medium: onezero.medium.com/ Previously: @slate. I write about how tech shapes us. DM for Signal. Aug. 15, 2019 1 min read

I wrote about the fundamental injustice in YouTube's approach to content moderation.  https://onezero.medium.com/youtubes-lgbtq-problem-is-a-business-model-problem-2b3cb3754b64 

How could YouTube, a company with vocal LGBTQ employees and a history of backing gay rights, be systematically discriminating against LGBTQ creators and videos?

Because the bias is baked into its policies and systems.  https://onezero.medium.com/youtubes-lgbtq-problem-is-a-business-model-problem-2b3cb3754b64 

Content moderation is a hard problem for every social platform. But the nature of YouTube's ad business has led it to develop "ad-friendly" content guidelines that go far beyond its basic terms of service. They're vague yet sweeping, and they risk becoming tools of oppression.

This @loudmouthjulia story offers a window into the maddening inconsistency of YouTube's policy enforcement, and how it stymies gay creators even when the appeal is decided in their favor.  https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/15/20805983/youtube-lgbtq-ad-lawsuit-chris-knight-celos-dulay-monetization-recommendation 

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