When I click on YouTube video it is restricted, why?

Q: When browsing YouTube videos through Web Safety appliance we sometimes see the “Video unavailable: This video is restricted. Try signing in with a G Suite account” message in the browser, why is that?

A: Most probably the Enforced Youtube Restriction module triggers this message. YouTube has some internal algorithms that classify some videos as inappropriate/restricted and hence self enforces such videos not to be shown. This can be managed in UI / Web Filter / Policy / YouTube / Restrictions setting for a given policy – just change from Strict/Moderate to No restrictions. Please note the video classification is done by YouTube and not by Web Safety so we cannot do more about it.

See Enforcing YouTube Safety Mode article for better description how it works.