YouTube Bans Insults Based on Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Other Protected Attributes

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YouTube has announced a new round of policy changes for curbing harassment. Going forward, content with insults based on protected attributes (e.g., race, gender expression, sexual orientation) will no longer be allowed. Comments that fall under these categories will also be removed.

We’ve continued to fine tune our systems to make sure we catch truly toxic comments, not just anything that’s negative or critical, and feedback from creators has been positive. Last week we began turning this feature on by default for YouTube’s largest channels with the site’s most active comment sections and will roll out to most channels by the end of the year.


Tsing Mui
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