YouTube Announces New Anti-bullying policy To combat racial, Gender, LGBTQ abuse

YouTube Announces New Anti-bullying policy To combat racial, Gender, LGBTQ abuse

Enlarge this image

YouTube announced changes Wednesday to its anti-bullying policies. The company has in the face of criticism in the past for the failure of the enforcement of the rule.

Danny Moloshok/AP

hide caption


Danny Moloshok/AP

for years YouTube has faced flak from his criticism about the video-platform anti-bullying strategies. Well, the Google company, on Wednesday it announced a tougher stance on content negatively targeting people because of their race, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

Videos, and comments with a threatening or intimidating message will be removed under the new guidelines. The Directive will apply to all, “the of private individuals, YouTube Creator, of the public officials.”

Matt Halprin, Vice President at YouTube, said that the changes were made after the search of opinions.

“We hear time and again from creators, even those who met, the update with us during the development of this policy,” Halprin said.

“We also met with a number of experts shared their perspective and informs our process of organizations, the study of online bullying or lawyer on behalf of journalists, free speech advocates and political organizations from all sides of the political spectrum.”

The changes are the latest YouTube-attempt to review its anti-bullying strategies. The company came under scrutiny in June after its decision not to ban a right-wing YouTuber, repeatedly targeting a gay journalist.

in June, started the controversy when Carlos Maza, a journalist, the host of Vox “deleted by”, tweeted a compilation of racist and homophobic, he abuse of Steven Crowder, at the time, more than 3.8 million subscribers. YouTube’s announcement that Crowder does not meet the homophobic rhetoric against terms, conditions, and with anger from the LGBTQ community and allies.

following the outcry, YouTube has since Crowder denied the right to earn money from the advertising on the page — even though he is still active there. You can remove the ads in the channels of a penalty applicable to repeat offenders. Videos can also be removed by the hands of YouTube, administrators, and all channels can be deleted, if actions rise to such a behavior.

Many have expressed skepticism that YouTube would actually be the enforcement of the new policy. Maza described the latest changes as “vague.”

“These guidelines will only work if YouTube is ready to take down its most popular rule-breakers,” Maza tweeted. “And there is no reason to believe so far, that’s it.”

Maza said demon tization may not work, if people like Crowder continues to make money from donations and merchandise, which can be plugged in to your YouTube channels.

the Other concern expressed that the guidelines would target the wrong people and stifle creative efforts. A Twitter user asked, “How does that work with a sense of humor?” YouTube-support-team said, the context of note to be behind the videos.

“Scripted satire, comedy, or music can be as artistically – that is, if a video has the purpose of educational, documentary, scientific or artistic, this is taken into account, but this is NOT a free pass to harass you, someone,” tweeted the company.

Paolo Zialcita an Intern on NPR’s News Desk.

Released on Thu, 11 Dec 2019 21:56:54 +0000

Leave a Comment