It’s long been rumored that YouTube’s machine learning algorithm specifically demonetizes LGBTQ content — despite YouTube’s denials.
But the allegations got a boost over the weekend when two creators published videos pointing out how they think YouTube goes about blocking LGBTQ content from making money.
YouTube Analyzed fed more than 15,000 words used in titles to YouTube’s bots to figure out what the platform deems too scandalous for advertisers. Words that triggered demonetization in his tests include “gay” and “homosexual.”
Another channel, Nerd City, then broke down YouTube Analyzed’s data in the acid trip of a video seen above. Before tackling YouTube’s shadowy demonetization policy, Nerd City was known for diving into Jake Paul’s insidious marketing schemes, exposing family vlogging channels as exploitative, and highlighting obviously edited Instagram photos as bad for young followers’ self esteem. Read more…
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