YouTube has added an age restriction to Al Jazeera Arabic's live stream amid the channel's ongoing coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A message appeared on Al Jazeera Arabic's YouTube page early on Wednesday, indicating the channel's content may be inappropriate and that viewing the live stream requires verification of the user's age, the Qatar-based news outlet reported.
Al Jazeera has reached out to Google, which owns YouTube, for comment but has yet to receive a reply.
The move comes amid what activists and media professionals say is a wider attempt by social media platforms to restrict access to free and reliable content on the conflict.
Earlier in May, social media users accused Facebook and its affiliate Instagram of removing content and accounts reporting on events in Sheikh Jarrah, a neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem where Palestinian families face forced expulsion from their homes by Israeli authorities.