YOUTUBE CRACKS DOWN ON ‘SEX’
Youtube announced it was cracking down on “sexually suggestive” video in a bid to clean up the popular video sharing website. In a blog posting, YouTube, which already bans pornography, said it would be enforcing a “stricter standard for mature content” and “tightening the standard for what is considered ‘sexually suggestive’. “Video with sexually suggestive [but not prohibited] content will be age-restricted, which means they’ll be available only to viewer who are 18 or older,” the Google-owned website said.
You tube said video which contain sexually suggestive content or profanity would on longer appear on its lists of “Most Viewed” or “Top Favourite” videos.
The Internet’s top video sharing site also said it would step up enforcement of rules banning misleading descriptions in the tags and titles of a video. Some YouTube users have been known to give videos misleading titles such as “sexy” in a bid o increase the view counts of a particular video. YouTube, which receives 13 hours of video from users every minute’ said repeat violaters of the new rules will have their accounts terminated.