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Toronto, Jul 2 (Canadian-Media): The start of Pride Month had been harassed about multitude of issues on YouTube that the LGBT community had to deal with, media reports said.
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It was only on the last day of the Pride Month that YouTube spoke directly to LGBT creators about some of the platform-related issues they had been dealing with.
First, an accusation from one trans creator that YouTube may have been showing videos about gender and sexuality, many of those coming from LGBT creators and that YouTube was allowing advertisements from anti-LGBT organizations to run across the site, specifically about gay and trans creators.
More than a month after these issues, YouTube had issued a public statement.
“We’ve taken action on the ads that violate our policies, and we are tightening our enforcement,” the company wrote in a four-part series of tweets.
“And when we hear concerns about how we’re implementing our monetization policy, we take them seriously and make improvements if needed.”
The company’s statement was vague and did not lay out a specific action plan or a deadlines for things to be improved.
After hate-based ads were magnified by a tweet from Elijah Daniel earlier in June, YouTube responded and removed the specific ad shown in his screenshots.
YouTube’s new statement in full is as follows
"It’s the last day of Pride Month and we wanted to reach out to the LGBTQ community. We’re proud of the incredible LGBTQ voices on our platform and the important role you play in the lives of young people.
But we’ve also had issues where we let the LGBTQ community down–inappropriate ads and concerns about how we’re enforcing our monetization policy.
We’re sorry and we want to do better.
We’ve taken action on the ads that violate our policies, and we are tightening our enforcement.
And when we hear concerns about how we’re implementing our monetization policy, we take them seriously and make improvements if needed.
It’s critical to us that the LGBTQ community feels safe, welcome, equal, and supported on YouTube.
Your work is incredibly powerful and we are committed to working with you to get this right.
Until more action is seen, it’s unlikely that many creators will feel satisfied or comforted by YouTube’s statement."