YouTube scrambled to explain why it censored an anti-Chinese phrase, blaming an “error” in its system for the action when it was brought to light.
Trump supporter Palmer Luckey first noticed the censorship of the phrase Wumao, which translates to “50 cents” and is a term for pro-Communist propagandists, on his page and tweeted about it on Monday.
Luckey, the VR pioneer that created Oculus Rift, was previously driven off of Facebook for his pro-Trump views.
Party. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) sent Google a letter asking the company to explain the censorship, which appeared to be platform-wide.
Of course, it is true that YouTube didn’t address the error until it got a high degree of attention.
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