Most YouTube videos use auto-generated captions that contain tons of mistakes (that are kinda funny)! But it's not so funny to the 360 million folks globally who rely on closed captions to understand the videos.
YouTube has made it super easy for creators to add accurate captions to their videos. And if their fans ask them to do it, they will!
That’s where you come in! Find one of your favorite YouTube videos that has auto-generated captions with lots of mistakes. Then leave a comment pointing out the mistake and tell the creator how to fix it. BuzzFeed, Boyinaband, and Gordon Ramsey have already updated their captions because of DoSomething.org members participating in this campaign. Thank you, Caption Obvious!
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