LGBTQ video creators sue YouTube over alleged discrimination

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LGBTQ video creators sue YouTube over alleged discrimination
In their lawsuit, these creators allege that YouTube regularly labels their videos as offensive or sexually explicit simply because of their sexual orientation.
By Variety


"YouTube is engaged in discriminatory, anticompetitive, and unlawful conduct that harms a protected class of persons under California law," the lawsuit alleges. It was filed on behalf of the creators of GNews!, Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers (BriaAndChrissy), Chase Ross (uppercaseCHASE1), Lindsay Amer (Queer Kid Stuff) and Amp Somers (Watts The Safeword)."
"Defendants' control and regulation of speech on YouTube has resulted in a chaotic cesspool where popular, compliant, top quality, and protected LGBTQ+ content is restricted, stigmatized, and demonetized as "shocking," "inappropriate," "offensive," and "sexually explicit," while homophobic and racist hatemongers run wild and are free to post vile and obscene content on the pages and channels of the LGBTQ+ Plaintiffs and other LGBTQ+ content creators."
"In addition to monetary compensation, the lawsuit is also asking the court to order an injunction that would stop YouTube from "censoring, restricting, restraining, or regulating speech based on the discretionary use or application of discriminatory, animus-based, arbitrary, capricious, vague, unspecified, or subjective criteria, rules, guidelines, and/or practices."








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That is something that should not be happening. If others are allowed to post what they wish whenever they wish but the LGBT Community is not then there is something very wrong with that since there is no equality, no parity.