So everyone knows what’s been going on with YouTube’s restricted mode. While restricted mode isn't exactly new, it has been significantly stuffing up by blocking LGBTQ+ related content that pose no threat to any child’s innocence. YouTube has attempted to fix the issue, but so far they haven't been successful, and this petition is out to change that!
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
Jazza John, a gay British YouTuber, has created a petition that doesn't pressure YouTube to delete the whole thing, but instead has actual proper solutions on how they could fix the problem. The petition has been backed by some of the best LGBTQ+ YouTubers, and has three main suggestions on how they can actually fix the problem.
Let the YouTubers know when their content has been blocked
Give a clear guideline as to what is allowed and what isn't allowed, in accordance with the rules of restricted mode.
Give YouTubers a chance to appeal their case when they feel their video has been unreasonably restricted.
Sounds simple enough, right? The petition clearly endorses open communication, which we think is essential to any form of relationship; whether it’s romantic, friendship or business. Let’s hope that YouTube actually listens to the petition and instigates efficient change before everything goes down the drain.
If you'd like to read the full petition and sign it, you can do so here:
So what do you think? Do you support this petition? Do you think it'll solve the problem once and for all? Let us know!