Google-owned YouTube has fixed the problem which meant that thousands of LGBT creators had their content effectively restricted.
Following criticism, YouTube has issued a fix which means that content from LGBT content creators is no longer restricted.
In March YouTube has found itself in the centre of a Twitterstorm and a heavy online backlash after many LGBT content creators found that their videos were no longer open for the general public to view. Instead, in order to watch the videos users had to log into the service, using a Google account, as a way of verifying age, before content would be played.
Following the discovery, the hashtag #YouTubeIsOverParty trended worldwide as users and audiences blasted the move by the world’s biggest video platform.
The world’s biggest video platform apologised and now a fix has been remedied.
In a statement on the platform’s blog, Johanna Wright, YouTube’s vice president of product management said,
“After a thorough investigation, we started making several improvements to Restricted Mode. On the engineering side, we fixed an issue that was incorrectly filtering videos for this feature, and now 12 million additional videos of all types — including hundreds of thousands featuring LGBTQ+ content — are available in Restricted Mode.”
The restricted mode was a way in order to keep certain types of content, such as adult or violent footage, filtered from general view.