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Computers provided in public and school libraries can use content filtering solutions like Safe Squid to enforce the You Tube Restricted Mode at the gateway level to effectively prevent users from disabling the feature.You Tube policies restrict certain forms of content from being included in videos being monetized with advertising, including strong violence, language, sexual content, and "controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies, even if graphic imagery is not shown", unless the content is "usually newsworthy or comedic and the creator's intent is to inform or entertain".The documents reveal that church leaders pressured the accuser and her husband not to report the abuse to secular law enforcement officials.Police had questioned the accused man, but official charges were never brought against him.Philip De Franco argued that not being able to earn money from a video was "censorship by a different name", while Vlogbrothers similarly pointed out that You Tube had flagged both "Zaatari: thoughts from a refugee camp" and "Vegetables that look like penises" (although the flagging on the former was eventually overturned).
The hashtag "#You Tube Is Over Party" was prominently used on Twitter as a means of discussing the controversy.
Thirty-three letters and internal documents, leaked Tuesday by the transparency organization Faith Leaks, expose a series of sexual abuse accusations against a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses church and the efforts the church made to cover up the scandal and keep it from the “worldly court of law.”The documents, written between 19, are communications between church leaders and the church’s legal entities, a group referred to collectively as Watchtower.
They detail accusations of sexual abuse from three separate accusers.
A You Tube spokesperson stated that "while our policy of demonetizing videos due to advertiser-friendly concerns hasn't changed, we've recently improved the notification and appeal process to ensure better communication to our creators." In March 2017, a number of major advertisers and prominent companies began to pull their advertising campaigns from You Tube, over concerns that their ads were appearing on objectionable and/or extremist content, in what the You Tube community began referring to as a 'boycott'.
You Tube personality Pew Die Pie described these boycotts as an "adpocalypse", noting that his video revenue had fallen to the point that he was generating more revenue from You Tube Red subscription profit sharing (which is divided based on views by subscribers) than advertising.
In March 2017, the "Restricted Mode" feature was criticized by You Tube's LGBT community for unfairly filtering videos that discuss issues of human sexuality and sexual and gender identity, even when there is no explicit references to sexual intercourse or otherwise inappropriate content for children.