Youtube apologized for targeting LGBT users with homophobic adverts

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Following recent controversy about YouTube’s relationship with LGBT content on the site, several LGBT video creators had hit out at a stream of anti-gay adverts on the platform. In part, youtube accepts money from anti-LGBT-groups. In a series of posts on June 30 – the end of Pride month – YouTube’s official Twitter account responded to the complaints, saying they would improve their policies to protect LGBT users and that they are deeply sorry for offending the queer youtubers with adverts they found to be homophobic. “It’s the last day of Pride Month and we wanted to reach out to the LGBTQ community. We’re proud of the incredible LGBTQ voices on our platform and the important role you play in the lives of young people,” YouTube said on Twitter, adding that monetization policies and advertisement policies on Youtube are already on work to change.

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