Tegan & Sara, along with a slew of other artists, are taking to Twitter to ask YouTube why their "restricted mode" bans a lot of LGBTQ content on the platform.
YouTube now offers a restricted mode that filters mature content that may contain sensitive content.
When Tegan & Sara used the mode on YouTube, they found a number of their videos banned from view. The duo, who are proud advocates of the LGBTQ community and are openly gay, took to Twitter to express their unhappiness.
Our videos for Alligator, That Girl + U-turn still restricted. None have "sensitive content" in them unless us dancing is "sensitive". https://t.co/IvFQfxYplZ— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) March 20, 2017
YouTube soon responded with a message saying they are proud to represent LGBTQ voices and the intention of the mode is to filter out mature content. They say videos that discuss more sensitive issues may be restricted and they are looking into the concerns.
A message to our community ... pic.twitter.com/oHNiiI7CVs— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) March 20, 2017
But after nearly 19 hours of berating on Twitter, YouTube came back with another message.
Sorry for all the confusion with Restricted Mode. Some videos have been incorrectly labeled and that’s not right. We're on it! More to come.— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) March 20, 2017
Only time will tell what YouTube considers offensive or sensitive in this way.