YouTube demands to remove link to Ukraine's charitable foundation, classifying it as sexual content
YouTube is sending letters to channel authors who have posted a link to the Come Back Alive charity in the description of their videos and demanding that it be removed
This was reported by the owners of YouTube channels on Twitter.
The owners of YouTube channels who posted links to the Come Back Alive charity foundation in the description of their videos, leaving the links savelife.in.ua/ and savelife.in.ua/donate/, received letters from the YouTube team.
All the letters stated that the YouTube team had reviewed the channel's content and concluded that it contained "nude images and sexual content". Because of this, citing community rules, YouTube demands to remove the link to the charity foundation, as the automated system classifies it as a website containing pornography.
“YouTube has just sent me a complaint about a link of the Come Back Alive Foundation in the description that it is pornographic content... Youtube are you ok? This is a volunteer fund, not porn!” said one of the users.
The Youtube letters recommend that the authors remove the link in the video description and file an appeal.
One of the users of X (Twitter) clarified that he had filed an appeal and had already received a positive response.
Another user explained why this might have happened. He noted that a website with prostitutes from Donetsk had an external link Come Back Alive.
“I am not very good at SEO analysis, but the tools available to me show this. Let the foundation team look for where the roots are, YouTube's behavior is logical,” the user explained.
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Therefore, YouTube's algorithms interpreted the link to the foundation incorrectly.