After this year’s Pride month, YouTube said sorry to many of the LGBT users of their website for lingering issues on the site.
The video service put out a four part tweet apologizing for the way certain problems were handled, according to Gay Star News. This included anti-LGBT ads on videos and the change in policy on how money is given to channels.
“We’ve taken action on the ads that violate our policies, and we are tightening our enforcement,” YouTube’s official account tweeted. “And when we hear concerns about how we’re implementing our monetization policy, we take them seriously and make improvements if needed.”
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. 2/4— YouTube (@YouTube) June 30, 2018
Besides stating their pride in the community, YouTube also said they would be working to change the problems LGBT users faced.
“It's critical to us that the LGBTQ community feels safe, welcome, equal, and supported on YouTube,” YouTube tweeted. “Your work is incredibly powerful and we are committed to working with you to get this right.”
YouTube previously came under fire in March 2017 after their family-friendly filter blocked non-LGBT content, according to Gay Star News. YouTube apologized and then changed the settings of the filter to no longer block those videos.
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