YouTube update: Limited features for borderline hate speech videos

Google and YouTube recently announced four ways in which we are fighting terrorist content on our platforms. As part of this, we shared that we’ll be taking a tougher approach to videos that have been reported by users as potential violations of YouTube’s specific policies on hate speech and violent extremism. If during the review process, a video comes close to crossing the line and violating these policies, it may be placed behind a warning message and some features will be disabled such as comments, likes, and suggested videos. This content also won’t be eligible for ads.

What sorts of videos may be affected?

Some borderline videos, such as those containing inflammatory religious or supremacist content without a direct call to violence or a primary purpose of inciting hatred, may not cross these lines for removal. Following user reports, if our review teams determine that a video is borderline under our policies, it may have some features disabled.

What happens next?

* You should receive an email notification if this affects one of your videos

* You can appeal the decision directly from a link in the email or by selecting the “Appeal” link next to the video in Video Manager

* Your channel will not receive a strike

Original announcement:

Update in the YouTube Help Forum!topic/youtube/QbE7akyak6U

Learn more in the YouTube Help Center

YouTube Hate Speech policy

YouTube violent, graphic and terrorism content policy

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