YouTube Cracks Down on Suggestive Videos

Access will be limited to site's adult users
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2008 2:31 PM CST
Suggestive videos will have greater scrutiny on YouTube.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – YouTube has announced new rules on sexually suggestive content, restricting it to registered members who claim to be adults and removing it from the video-sharing site’s most popular pages, the San Jose Mercury News reports. “Our goal is to help ensure that you’re viewing content that’s relevant to you, and not inadvertently coming across content that isn’t,” a company blog post says.

YouTube has already banned sexually explicit videos, but the new rules will mean much more online policing for a site that relies on users to flag offending material. Still, a children-and-media organization rep welcomes the news. “Most of us [adults] that go to YouTube are parents that don’t want our kids exposed to that,” she says.