A recent report claims that Google-owned video platform YouTube is removing videos of robot fights for “animal cruelty.”
The Independent reports:
YouTuber and robot enthusiast Anthony Murney was one of the first to highlight the issue, who blamed a new algorithm introduced by YouTube to detect instances of animal abuse.
“There is a new algorithm that’s trying to take down robot combat videos,” he said in a video on Monday.
“It’s a disgrace… [we want] to get YouTube’s attention to stop this because it’s ridiculous.”
Several other channels dedicated to robot combat have also produced videos pointing out the issue in an effort to get YouTube to restore the content.
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