So apparently my food videos are offensive to The Powers That Be at YouTube. I was just notified that my video violated YouTube’s delicate sensitivities.
This is part of the notification:
Your video “Ca Loc in Danang” was flagged for review. Upon review, we’ve determined that it violates our guidelines. We’ve removed it from YouTube and assigned a Community Guidelines strike, or temporary penalty, to your account.
I thought it might be a spearfishing attempt, so I went to my YouTube page. Sure enough, this snippet of text was waiting for me:
The video is question is an 11-second shot of my lunch: clay-pot fish. Sure, it’s “steamy,” but not in the pornographic sense:
Does this video offend you?
What “Community Guideline” does this video violate? Here are the categories, according to YouTube’s website:
Nudity or sexual content: Admittedly, the fish is not wearing any clothes. Maybe this is the one?
Harmful or dangerous content: Well, if you asked the fish, it would probably say that the video isn’t good for its health.
Hateful content: Some people don’t like fish, it’s true. Maybe this is the one?
Violent or graphic content: I’m sure that the fish was murdered. This could be the one!
Harassment and cyberbullying: Um…
Spam, misleading metadata, and scams: It’s fish, not spam. Pretty sure this one is out.
Threats: No one is saying anything bad will happen to you if you don’t eat the fish.
Copyright: It’s my video. I shot it, I own it.
Privacy: Again, the fish is nude. So, maybe…
Impersonation: The fish isn’t trying to push itself off as anything but a fish.
Child endangerment: You’ve got me: some kids don’t like fish. This definitely could be the one.
I assume that this is an AI fail. But it’s pretty funny to think that my food video was found to be inappropriate.