YouTube X-rates breast examination vid
Kiddies protected from UK cancer-busting footage
NSFW YouTube has moved to protect kiddies from "potentially offensive" footage of a UK sawbones performing breast and testicular examinations, The Sun reports.
Two videos of Dr Chris Steele - as seen on ITV's This Morning and host of TheFamilyGP.com - have been rated "adults-only" lest wide-eyed innocents stumble across their graphic content.
Dr Steele told El Reg: "These are videos that I have produced at my own expense to help educate the public. I know for a fact that people find this material very helpful, as they are often provided with minimal support information when they enquire about these procedures."
Well, Dr Steele's videos make no bones about providing all the support information you need, thanks to two very game volunteers:
Given that YouTube is currently awash with footage of Mexican drug cartels blowing each others heads off, we can't help but feel the Google tentacle has rather more potentially-offensive footage to address. ®
It's YouTube's users who are the nannies
Actually, the decision to "X-Rate" YouTube content is made by the community at large, not YouTube management. Every video has a link below it marked "Flag as inappropriate". Anyone clicking this link adds a flag to the video; if the video accumulates enough flags, it gets rated as inappropriate and you have to sign in to view it. The video is not censored at all; the only difference is the required sign-in.
So this is more the prurient sensibilities of the YouTube community, with people from around the world flagging content as inappropriate. Given the strong presence of religious elements in that community, it is not surprising that any video showing genitalia gets flagged, regardless of its motives. Censorship begins at home; when the do-gooders, curtain-twitchers and religious freaks get together, it bodes ill for everyone else on this planet.
YouTube *nannies* too much...
you tube is getting just too prudish - and stupid!! It does have a mechanism to 'protect' people - you have to register for an count, and follow the prompts, to see content!!
and even then, as it *hates* the humanbody, deleting content..
I would tell Dr Steele to goto a different video site, where *adults* are given more respect... eg mojoflix or dailymotion..