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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