Why a YouTube Chat About Chess Got Flagged for Hate Speech

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2021
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LAST JUNE, ANTONIO Radić, the host of a YouTube chess channel with more than a million subscribers, was live-streaming an interview with the grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura when the broadcast suddenly cut out.

Instead of a lively discussion about chess openings, famous games, and iconic players, viewers were told Radić’s video had been removed for “harmful and dangerous” content. Radić saw a message stating that the video, which included nothing more scandalous than a discussion of the King’s Indian Defense, had violated YouTube’s community guidelines. It remained offline for 24 hours....

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