LGBTQ video creators sue YouTube over alleged discrimination

In their lawsuit, these creators allege that YouTube regularly labels their videos as offensive or sexually explicit simply because of their sexual orientation.

14.8.2019

LGBTQ creators sue YouTube, alleging that the video platform was regularly restricting their abilities to make money with their videos based on their sexual orientation.

In their lawsuit, these creators allege that YouTube regularly labels their videos as offensive or sexually explicit simply because of their sexual orientation.

They also allege that their videos are regularly being demonetized, that YouTube changes their thumbnail videos, and excludes them from content recommendations, resulting in suppressed view counts. This all happens while YouTube doesn't enforce its content policies against users harassing LGBTQ creators, the lawsuit alleges: "Defendants' control and regulation of speech on YouTube has resulted in a chaotic cesspool where popular, compliant, top quality, and protected LGBTQ+ content is restricted, stigmatized, and demonetized as"shocking,""inappropriate,""offensive," and"sexually explicit," while homophobic and racist hatemongers run wild and are free to post vile and obscene content on the pages and channels of the LGBTQ+ Plaintiffs and other LGBTQ+ content creators." To further make their case, the plaintiffs published a video on YouTube Wednesday morning: The lawsuit comes just a few months after YouTube faced a backlash over the way it handled homophobic speech on its platform. At the time, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized for its handling of a particularly high-profile case, which involved the far-right YouTube commentator Steven Crowder mocking gay Vox journalist Carlos Maza. "I know the decision we made was very hurtful to the LGBT community and that was not our intention at all," she said during an interview at Recode's Code Conference. The lawsuit alleges that this was just a PR exercise:"Instead of taking LGBTQ+ reports of viewpoint discrimination and selective restrictions on LGBTQ+ content seriously, Ms. Wojcicki spent some of her"personal vacation" time doing carefully scripted PR or"selfie" interviews with selected YouTubers." The lawsuit also cites recent reports by the New York Times that suggested that the video platform was in part to blame for the election of Brazil's far-right and homophobic president Jair Bolsonaro, and reference recent appearances of Google and YouTube executives in congressional hearings. In addition to monetary compensation, the lawsuit is also asking the court to order an injunction that would stop YouTube from"censoring, restricting, restraining, or regulating speech based on the discretionary use or application of discriminatory, animus-based, arbitrary, capricious, vague, unspecified, or subjective criteria, rules, guidelines, and/or practices." Variety Read more: NBC News

This on not the real story. You gotta have views to make money... and if no one.... no one wants to watch it..... but sueing YouTube will fix that 💁‍♂️ LiberalLogic conservative news channels are being censored What? And I missed it? Where do I find these videos? You are not making money for the simple reason that your sexuality is your private matter, the majority don’t really have an interest.

So if I say Private platform they can do what they want do I get Virtue points this time or is it not applicable now? Their videos are perverted and they wonder why they are restricted? Really? Being a privileged class has its downsides. Ok now this is funny. 1 the leftest crap network NBC is screwing up a story 2 the crazy left sex groups are mad at get this 3 the left google that is trying to silence conservatives to help lbg You can make this up they are all so angry the are begin to feed on each other

Good I don't want my children seeing people like that on YouTube it's probably child porn Or nobody wants to watch their videos Ha! Those on the left are eating each other!

LGBTQ Creators Sue YouTube For Alleged DiscriminationThey claim YouTube unfairly targets LGBTQ videos and hampers their ability to make money. rachsandl Siempre hacen ruido por cualquier cosa. rachsandl If anything, this suit should be made by conservatives. Wanajiekanga wanyonge sana

People don't want to advertise their products on your degenerate videos. ( fart noises ) They should try This platform is better for their content.

LGBTQ Creators Sue YouTube For Alleged DiscriminationThey claim YouTube unfairly targets LGBTQ videos and hampers their ability to make money. 15AugustBlackDay LGBTQI is a 1% predatory political movement - destroying our children through voice-based human manipulation and building non-God cognitive slavery. Resistance is progressively punished through to suicide. My researched Cognitive Management with sound God-obedience reverses it.

LGBTQ Creators Sue YouTube Over Alleged DiscriminationA group of LGBTQ+ creators has sued YouTube and its parent company Google, alleging that the video platform was regularly restricting their abilities to make money with their videos based on their … Queer Kid Stuff is cringe-inducing garbage that seems to be a parody of what conservatives think the 'gay mafia' wants. AndyHumm1

In Brazil, a LGBTQ Sex Worker’s Struggle to SurviveProstitution may be legal in Brazil, but a new, far-right president — dubbed “The Trump of the Tropics” — has many in the community afraid RT if you think the BrazillianPresident is a lunatic. I knew this would be another biological male, claiming to be female, pretending to have been forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, *actual* women & underage girls are abducted and forced into prostitution every day. Not forgetting the poor 'dancing boys' in the Islamic caliphate.

LGBTQ+ YouTubers accuse the platform of discrimination in federal lawsuitYouTube has been accused once again of discriminating against LGBTQ+ YouTube content creators Thanks to HunterAvallone3 I was made aware of Queer Kids Stuff and YouTube should absolutely discriminate against that channel. Make your own LGBTQ channel $15,000

Jake Shears on LGBTQ Acceptance in Music, Homophobia in the Industry and How Pop Is ChangingJake Shears tells Billboard about how music has opened up to LGBTQ artists in the near-seven years since the Scissors went on hiatus, whether music’s lost some of its fun along the way and whether he’d want to trade places with the queer youth of 2019.



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