Looking at this question, Is ATC communication subject to FCC profanity regulations?, the user is able to play the video in the post without issue, when they are signed in.

SE page with embedded video

However, if you click on the video URL and open it in a separate tab/browser (where you have not logged into your Google account), then YouTube asks you to log in to Google to be able to watch it due to age restrictive content:

Video Restriction in YouTube

Now the age limit for Stack Exchange is 13, see this answer to the question Minimum age on Stack Overflow, whereas the age limit for Google restricted videos appears to be 18, see Appeal the age restriction on your video.

So, there seems to be a discrepancy.

Reproduction of the issue

This issue is easy to verify (in Chrome):

  1. Open an incognito window in Google Chrome
  2. Paste and Go the URL: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/34121/is-atc-communication-subject-to-fcc-profanity-regulations
  3. Paste and Go the URL: https://youtu.be/8dLS8_xM2LI

In fact, these steps above show that you don't even have to log in to your SE account to bypass Google's age controls.

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    Do age restricted videos require a login when embedded elsewhere? – Cai Dec 26 '16 at 16:41
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    So the issue is that if you embed an youtube video, youtube no longer does its age control checking. Isn't this more of a problem for YouTube then for SE? – rene Dec 26 '16 at 16:41
  • @rene - that is a good point, presumably the answer is yes. See my comment below to Cai – Greenonline Dec 26 '16 at 16:52
  • @Cai - I have just embedded it here, YouTube age restriction workaround, and the same issue occurs, so it is, apparently, not restricted to only SE. – Greenonline Dec 26 '16 at 16:53
  • Umm, 13 is the minimum age for all of Stack Exchange as well – Anthony Pham Dec 26 '16 at 19:10
  • @PythonMaster as well as what? The question states the age limit for Stack Exchange is 13 – Martin Smith Dec 26 '16 at 19:17
  • @PythonMaster - Yes it is, as I have stated in my post. However, the title of the question that contains the answer was specifically for Stack Overflow... even though the answer was for Stack Exchange. My last edit should reflect both of these points, as I incorporated your edit, which pointed directly to the answer as well as re-instating the correct title of the post :-) – Greenonline Dec 26 '16 at 19:17
  • @MartinSmith - As well as Stack Overflow, which the question, to which I linked to, somewhat, confusingly refers to in its title - rather than Stack Exchange in general. – Greenonline Dec 26 '16 at 19:21

As @zaq said, in a (now deleted) comment, Google refuses to do anything about this:

As per the internal team, age gating is not something that can be supported for embedded playbacks.

This becomes a problem for YouTube and Google to handle rather than something Stack Exchange. I believe we can trust each other to watch the embedded videos according to our actual moral compasses.

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