Photo courtesy of Come Curious. Sex education vloggers on YouTube are claiming that the platform is quietly censoring their videos, raising fears that the vibrant sex-ed vlogging community—often looked to as a source of non-judgmental advice by marginalized groups —could be entering its last days. In effect, this means that when users search for a channel, the thumbnails that appear in the search results are pixelated or are removed entirely and replaced with screen grabs. YouTube vloggers argue this de-incentivizes users from clicking through on to the video, effectively redirecting traffic away from their channel. A pixelated icon in search that has very unflattering faces, or an icon that looks thoughtful, put-together and makes it clear what the video is about? YouTube itself encourages users to create thumbnails to increase the visibility of videos on the site and entice users to click on content.
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Some comments by other YouTube users denounced those making sexually suggestive remarks about the children in the videos. Earlier the same month YouTube was also criticized over low-quality content targeting kids as viewers on its platform. The company went on to announce a number of policy changes related to kid-focused video , including saying it would aggressively police comments on videos of kids and that videos found to have inappropriate comments about the kids in them would have comments turned off altogether. Any content — including comments — that endangers minors is abhorrent and we have clear policies prohibiting this on YouTube. We enforce these policies aggressively, reporting it to the relevant authorities, removing it from our platform and terminating accounts.