Youtube is a place where you can let your visual creations go wild, whether you’re a vlogger, animator, special effects technician, or a gamer. However, some things have changed on Youtube recently that is restricting people from viewing certain content.
So, let me explain.
Youtube has brought in a restricted mode to allow more users to use the site. For example, high schools that had once blocked the website, can now keep the website open to their students for educational purposes without certain content popping up. However, Youtube’s algorithm isn’t doing too great. Why? Well, it’s restricting very normal, non-sexual, non-adult content, which makes no sense whatsoever.
What this means is that content containing LGBT+ speakers is being blocked from viewers as mature content, when it’s really not. One piece that got blocked was by a vlogger talking about his coming out story, which was blocked by the restriction for no reason.
Now, what does this mean to the creators? Well, restricted videos will not be shown and cannot be accessed in restricted mode. Videos that are restricted means they don’t get monetized and end up losing out on money for the educational content.
However, this is not the end of the world. Youtube has apologised and they’re trying to fix the problem. But, for everyone else, outside of restricted areas, we can still watch the unrestricted website and see our favourite content and vloggers and continue to fund their work!
So, it’s not all doom and gloom, it’s getting a little better!
We’ll see how it progresses.