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Youtube "age-gating" more videos, youtube-dl affected


Addressing content concerns (hate, gore, sexual nature, etc.) Youtube is age-restricting, or "age-gating", a larger set of videos. This also includes closing the loophole of viewing such videos from third-party sites. Or, apparently, download tools such as youtube-dl.

The policy change is discussed at The Verge, "YouTube is about to age-restrict way more videos":
YouTube is rolling out more artificial intelligence-powered technology to catch more videos that may require age restrictions, meaning more viewers will be asked to sign into their accounts to verify their age before watching.

Similar to how YouTube used machine learning techniques to try to better catch violent extremism and more of the platform’s most severe content beginning in 2017, and later to find videos that included hateful conduct, the same approach will be used in this case to automatically flag videos YouTube deems not age-appropriate. As a result, YouTube is expecting to see far more videos pop up with age-gated restrictions.

The company is preparing for there to be some mistakes in labeling, as is the case with any rollout of AI moderation tech. And as part of the changes, people watching YouTube videos embedded on third-party sites will be redirected to YouTube to sign in and verify their age. ...
https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/22/21449717/youtube-age-restriction-machine-learning-rollout-kids-content-monetization-creators

Youtube-dl is a command-line utility supporting media download and streaming from multiple websites, including its namesake, and provides functionality in numerous other tools (e.g., mpv). Several recent issues have been opened apparently resulting from the age-gate change.

Issue search: https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+age-gate+youtube

#youtube #youtube-dl #AgeGating #mpv #video #moderation #google
 
************** ADMIN ANNOUNCEMENT! *************
We have been forced to suspend account creation on diasporing.ch due to the high volume of spam accounts created lately. The pod still can be joined via invitation, if you want to join it ask any member of the pod, and they will invite you.
I'm sorry it has come to that, but the pod needs to stay a welcome place for everyone, spammers and haters begone!
Thank you for your understanding!
#podmin #moderation
 
************** ADMIN ANNOUNCEMENT! *************
We have been forced to suspend account creation on diasporing.ch due to the high volume of spam accounts created lately. The pod still can be joined via invitation, if you want to join it ask any member of the pod, and they will invite you.
I'm sorry it has come to that, but the pod needs to stay a welcome place for everyone, spammers and haters begone!
Thank you for your understanding!
#podmin #moderation
 
I have a question regarding moderation of the networks. I read an in depth article about someone who worked as a moderator for facebook. It's in Dutch but I'll link it anyway. It told about all the horrible content that is moderated by facebook. It's about how facebook treats their employees who see horrific videos I don't even want to describe to you. But some things should not be seen by anyone ever. Period.
I wonder how the federation deals with such things. I know podmins can block an individual user or a pod, is that correct?
But are there ways in which podmins communicate with each other about such things? To notify others of accounts/pods that try to spread horrible content?
I know many in the federation are heavily focused on free speech, but if I decide to host a pod in the future, I do not want to allow my members to be subjected to horrible things (if you don't like that, then don't register on my pod ;-) ). I think it would be very handy if people can warn each other about specific accounts/pods. At the same time, there's the issue that keeping a public list can act as a way for horrible people to find each other and it could be abused.
How does the federation deal with such things? Do we just assume pods like that will not infiltrate the bigger network because any pod with an even remotely human podmin will ban them? (Is that really a solution? Because: how many podmins will have to see such content first?) And how about fringe cases, like hate speech, with or without direct calls for violence? Or even more into the realm where many people think we ought to let it go: obviously fake news?
For the record, I do not care as passionately about making sure people don't see fake news as I care about making sure people don't see these things that make me reconsider my stance on the dealth penalty, but I would still prefer not to be subjected to it and not help it spread through my account or pod.

@NewHere Forum Forum @Friendica Support #federation #thefederation #moderation #block #illegalcontent
 
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