Earlier this week I posted about Dominic Scaia, the transsexual man whose video was removed from YouTube for "nudity," even though he was only shirtless in it. I remarked that YouTube didn't seem to have a problem with male shirtlessness, and I sent off a few questions to YouTube to get some clarity on their nudity policy.
Yesterday I talked with a PR rep at YouTube who informed me that Dominic's video was put back up. She wasn't able to give more of an explanation on YouTube's nudity policy, so it seems vague and applied on a case-by-case basis. She said:
Occasionally, a video flagged by users or identified by our spam team is mistakenly taken down. When this is brought to our attention, we review the content and take appropriate action, including restoring video or videos that had been removed.
I asked about another trans man's video who was taken down for the same reason, and she emailed me back to let me know it's back up as well.
I also asked what steps were being taken to make sure this doesn't happen again: