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.
@rwinicov Rachel Winicov is a freelance writer for Adweek focusing on digital media, ad tech and social media.