ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Social Media Giants Have a Big LGBT Problem. Can They Solve It?

10/12/2018 | Daily Beast

Lately, social media giants have been doing a lot of apologizing over LGBT foul-ups. Each individual incident has sparked outrage and generated national headlines, but taken together they paint a picture of an emerging crisis for these companies: When marginalized groups depend on your platform to build community, relying too heavily on algorithms can have unintended—and sometimes hurtful—consequences. The roots of that crisis came into clearer focus last March when LGBT YouTubers noticed that many of their videos had been categorized as “restricted”—or “potentially inappropriate” for viewers who opt to turn on a content filter.


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