Ukrainian video bloggers have faced the removal of links to the Come Back Alive army aid fund on YouTube. The explanation for such actions is rather strange – the links are removed because of allegedly obscene content, writes AIN.UA.
This was not an isolated problem; many popular bloggers wrote about it. And each of them received the same, rather automatic, response from the platform.
“Our team has reviewed your content and concluded that it violates our rules (policy on nudity and sexual content). Therefore, we have removed such content from YouTube…” the platform’s explanation says.
Such messages were received from YouTube by Mykhas Korohush, who runs a channel about pop culture, Tyler Anderson (Oleksiy Shkrobinets), who has a channel about TV shows and movies, and other bloggers.
Among the possible reasons for this situation are numerous complaints about the videos and links from Russian users. This could have led to content auto-moderation. If bloggers encounter this problem, they are advised to appeal the platform’s decision.
However, on October 10, YouTube apparently engaged human moderators to review complaints from Ukrainian content makers. They review appeals and cancel decisions on violations of the platform’s rules.