Black Creators File Class-Action Lawsuit Against YouTube

The suit alleges racial discrimination by the platform's algorithm

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The lawsuit is the latest tension between YouTube and Black creators. Photo Illustration: Trent Joaquin; Source: Getty Images, YouTube

Four Black female YouTube creators filed a class action lawsuit this week against the video platform’s parent company,Google, alleging the company and its algorithms discriminate against Black creators by removing their content without justification.

@ScottNover Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence.
Rachel Winicov is an intern with Adweek for the summer of 2020 focusing on digital media, ad tech and social media. She is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies classics. Rachel is from Philadelphia, Pa.