In a welcome move, Search engine giant Google has tweaked YouTube Restricted mode's algorithm to allow of video streaming of mature subjects including LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), political viewpoints, race, religion orientation and more.
"Back in March, our community alerted us that our systems were not working as intended, in particular, that we were unintentionally filtering content from Restricted Mode that shouldn't have been. After a thorough investigation, we started making several improvements to Restricted Mode," YouTube said in a statement.
The company's engineering have fixed an issue that was incorrectly filtering videos for Restricted Mode.With the change, users can now access to 12 million additional videos of all types -- including hundreds of thousands featuring LGBTQ+ content -- in Restricted Mode.
Further, YouTube also laid out the guideline for video content creators, as well.
Here are rules you should know before you create YouTube video content:
- Drugs and alcohol: If you're talking about drug use or abuse, or if you're drinking alcohol in your videos, your videos will likely not be available in Restricted Mode.
- Sex: While some educational, straightforward conversations about sexual education may be included in Restricted Mode, overly detailed conversations about sex or sexual activity will likely be removed. This is one of the more difficult topics to train our systems on, and the context is key. If your music video features adult themes like sex or drug use, that video will likely not make it into Restricted Mode.
- Violence: If your video includes graphic descriptions of violence, violent acts, natural disasters and tragedies, or even violence in the news, it will likely not appear in Restricted Mode.
- Mature subjects: Videos that cover specific details about events related to terrorism, war, crime, and political conflicts that resulted in death or serious injury may not be available on Restricted Mode, even if no graphic imagery is shown.
- Profane language: Inappropriate language including profanity like "F bombs" will also likely result in your video not being available in Restricted Mode.