Forced YouTube Restricted Mode on Android

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I have recently updated CE app on my android phone. I appreciate the use of a VPN for more detailed reporting and more precise filtering. I do not, however, appreciate the blanket forcing of YouTube's restricted mode for anyone who uses filtering. There really needs to be an option to have web browsing filtering enabled without forcing YouTube's restricted mode. YouTube blocks any video portraying views anywhere to the right of Stalin these days, and 1: I see no reason for CE to support this restriction on free speech, and 2: There has to be a more elegant approach to the YouTube platform by CE. Even just the option to disable restricted mode while keeping basic filtering enabled would be acceptable (as mentioned above) while CE works on a better system.

Is there any chance of this being fixed?

Thank you,

Mike Yancey III
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Mike Yancey

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Robert B, Official Rep

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Mike,

Thanks for expressing yourself politely and well! Because this concern has been coming up rather regularly, I have already sent your feedback to the right place. Although I don't know what the outcome will be, I am confident that the use of YouTube's Restricted Mode will be re-visited by the powers that be.

Robert
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Robert, this might be a good setting to have editable by the Filter Guardian. That way if a user could be assisted by enabling YouTube-related settings, the FG can turn on the option. It would help the rest of us not see the same restrictions by default, without removing a potentially helpful functionality from your software suite.
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Thanks Steel. I don't enough about the tech side of doing that, but it fits right in with the FG concept. I'll pass it along!
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Mike Yancey

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Good Afternoon Robert,

Thank you for the prompt response. I appreciate you forwarding my concern as well as the recent effort to improve the android experience on CE.

Keep it up,

Mike Yancey III
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Robert Meehan

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My mark dice videos that I watch daily are now blocked.
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Robert, thank you for sharing that! Your feedback has been heard.

All, the use of YouTube's Restricted Mode is being looked at. When there is something concrete to share, it'll be posted here or spread via our Marketing team.