CNN Tech Reporter Brian Fung explained on Wednesday that YouTube’s ban on discriminatory content could also apply to videos that don’t necessarily violate the policy, but come close.
In a blog post Wednesday, the company wrote it will prohibit “videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.”
Funk said while the post is specific, it can apply to a broad range of content.
“So examples of this might include things like videos promoting fake medicine or videos that promote the idea that the Earth is flat,” Funk said. “YouTube calls these type of videos “borderline content.” So the bottom line is this is a significant step YouTube is taking that could affect a broad range of content on this platform.”
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