A group of YouTube creators is suing YouTube for allegedly discriminating against their LGBTQ-focused videos by suppressing recommendations and making it difficult to earn ad revenue. The lawsuit alleges that YouTube uses “unlawful content regulation, distribution, and monetization practices that stigmatize, restrict, block, demonetize, and financially harm the LGBT Plaintiffs and the greater LGBT Community.” The lawsuit also alleges that both YouTube’s machine learning moderation tools and human reviewers unfairly target channels […]
well, i removed all mention of the words gay, lesbian, bisexual, and LGBTQ from my video and you know what?
it’s monetized 🙄
— Dustin Dailey ♏️ (@ThreeDailey) August 15, 2019
they were big enough to reach out to youtube higher ups — but other creators might not have that access pic.twitter.com/UxDFN3saxs
— Jake Kastrenakes (@jake_k) August 15, 2019
Eight LGBT YouTubers are suing YouTube for discrimination. It’s the second landmark legal case for @BriaandChrissy. They spoke to me about why they think YouTube is shutting down their content. https://t.co/FmRHXJOLR2
— Jenny Kleeman (@jennykleeman) August 14, 2019