YouTube has been unapologetic when it comes to censoring conservative videos, claiming that it’s merely happening algorithmically. They deflect, and say they aren’t targeting conservatives. When really anyone with half a brain can see they most definitely are.

However, when it comes to searching for “how to have s*x with your kids,” you were A-OK — at least, up until Monday.

According to BuzzFeed, that’s the disturbing first thing that showed up for many users in the website’s autocomplete when they went to search “how to have…”

“On Sunday afternoon, BuzzFeed News attempted the search on multiple devices in an incognito browser window, which surfaced search results without taking into account past browsing history,” the report read.

“In each instance, inputting the phrase ‘how to have’ returned the same result,” which was this:

Classy indeed!

According to Business Insider, YouTube made sure that the autocomplete search result was removed after the outcry began. (Though a search for “how to have s*x with your kids” is still possible. On Tuesday morning, it was just entries related to this story.)

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“This is an awful autocomplete result and we really appreciate you making us aware,” YouTube said via its Twitter account.

“We’ve removed it and are working to remove similar results. We will continue to investigate what caused this!”

The autocomplete result — especially the asterisk — seemed to indicate a calculated attempt to influence the site’s algorithms, according to BuzzFeed. Business Insider noted that reports of the result first showed up on social media service Gab, a favorite of alt-right commentators, speculating that they could have “used the problem to further a common alt-right complaint: That YouTube censors conservative creators while allowing pedophiles to roam freely on its platform.”

Even if so (and there seems to be little proof of that theory aside from a circumstantial guess on the reporter’s part), there would be a valid complaint beneath that system-gaming. YouTube’s algorithms unsubtly censor conservative content creators in a number of ways while letting wholly inappropriate content — such as thinly veiled pedophilia — through.

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Newer results from Business Insider showed that how to have your first kiss” was now the first result in the autocomplete queue. However, further down the list was “how to have s*x in school.”

This was also hardly the first instance of the YouTube algorithms not catching pedophilic content. As Business Insider reported previously, there’s been a recent trend of sick videos involving children being uploaded to the service, including “mistreating kids for entertainment — like tying them up with tape, or showing them wearing vulnerable clothing.” Sexual predators have also been leaving creepy, sexualized messages under videos featuring children.

Meanwhile, while this was showing up in autocomplete bars, Prager University — a YouTube channel featuring short videos on political and social issues founded by conservative talk show host Dennis Prager — was still involved with a lawsuit with Google (YouTube’s owner) over putting a restricted tag on Prager videos.

The restricted tag means that computers in restricted mode — in places like schools and libraries — wouldn’t be able to access them at all. Perhaps most disturbing, according to Forbes, is that these algorithmic judgements are often based on “community flagging” (translation: angry liberals being offended) and can’t be appealed once applied.

“Watch any one of our videos and you’ll immediately realize that Google/YouTube censorship is entirely ideologically driven,” Prager told The Daily Wire.

“For the record, our videos are presented by some of the finest minds in the Western world, including four Pulitzer Prize winners, former prime ministers, and professors from the most prestigious universities in America.”

At least Prager didn’t have his content deleted. That’s what happened to conservative website Legal Insurrection, whose channel was deleted back in January because of “multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement” regarding material the user posted, in spite of the fact that they had never received any claims prior to that.

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As it turns out, the material involved audio from a single complaint from the Modern Languages Association after Legal Insurrection posted audio of an MLA vote on a resolution condemning Israel.

“Clearly this was a politically motivated move,” Legal Insurrection publisher and Cornell University Law Professor William Jacobson told Fox News in an interview in January. “I never received any request or complaint from MLA. These were perfectly legitimate fair use excerpts with great news value.”

“This is an attempt to silence our reporting on a matter of great public importance,” he said. “It’s very frustrating, it’s very scary, to have eight years of content removed without a chance to defend yourself.”

While Legal Insurrection’s content was eventually restored, the restoration didn’t happen without significant public pressure — and, after all, you don’t see this happening to Vox.

So, YouTube’s algorithms and employees seem particularly adept at finding opinions from one side of the political aisle and making sure fewer people hear them, but not terribly adept at finding child pornography.

Pretty sound priorities, I’d say.

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