Hundreds of YouTube users complaining their playlists have been wrongly flagged as inappropriate
YouTube’s algorithms seem to be going haywire once again. After a recent issue related to channel suspensions with videos detected as spams, now YouTube users are reporting that the service is wrongly taking down playlists in the name violating community guidelines.
Over the past few hours, a large number of complaints (over a hundred) have poured in on the official YouTube help forum, Reddit as well as Twitter, with users reporting that their playlists are being removed with notifications calling them inappropriate, and strikes against the corresponding accounts.
I'm upset someone reported my youtube playlist saying it was inappropriate videos, the only videos I had on there was shadowhunters videos of my favorite songs from the show with Malec 😲😠😠😡😡😡
— Kimberly Thomas (@babygirlluvblue) November 20, 2017
— Thom Blake (@palimpsestpage) November 20, 2017
"The YouTube community has flagged one or more of your playlists as inappropriate. Upon review, we have determined that the following playlist violates these guidelines, and it has been removed:"
"Victor Davis Hansen"
— CalBlueTahoe (@CalblueRene) November 20, 2017
#Youtube removed my #Matrix reference and gave me a #strike for violating "#communityguidelines." What about this playlist title is "inappropriate?"#REDPILLBLUES #RedPill #redpilled #FreeKekistan pic.twitter.com/sbABel1Z1k
— Sydney Viera (@SydneymViera) November 20, 2017
youtube gave me a strike against my account because my winnie the pooh playlist was inappropriate. WINNIE THE POOH.
— m.g. (@milkeyywayy) November 20, 2017
My dead youtube channel got flagged for inappropriate content. LUL. I didn't even remember I had a playlist for my own casting, but it has been removed. Sorry the content was that bad!
— Dallas (@topical_tv) November 20, 2017
@YouTube I got an email saying that one of my playlists was deleted because of an song called “Slime” but I never added that song, I would never add anything inappropriate to my playlists & why was my whole playlist deleted because of a song I never added?
— Haley123_YT (@Haley123_yt) November 20, 2017
YouTube just flagged my playlist of drumlines warning up, saying it was inappropriate. Wow
— Ethan (@ethang636) November 20, 2017
Playlist STRIKE 1
"MICHAEL BUBLE" (https://t.co/yJGAKLyMtq)
Reason: Violation of YouTube’s Community Guidelines. Learn more
Acknowledged on Nov 20, 2017
Expires on Feb 18, 2018 Learn more
Appeal this decision
Wow! Michael Buble is inappropriate! Go figure I thought stripping be
— Valerie Ann (@Pia3d77Valerie) November 20, 2017
In order to pacify the escalating number of users reporting this issue, an expert on the official YouTube help forum is suggesting those affected to share their channel URL’s on the relevant thread.
Though the company has not said anything officially, the sheer number of complaints as well as the expert asking for concerned channel URLs is more than enough to assume that something has indeed gone glitchy at the company’s end, and the matter is being looked into.
We are hoping that whatever has led to this issue will be fixed sooner than later, as it looks like YouTube has already started investigating the problem in question.
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