Lawmakers call YouTube Kids a ‘wasteland of vapid’ content (7)

1 Name: Unverified Source : 2021-04-07 13:09 ID:x/akU4vS

A House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids, saying the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material in “a wasteland of vapid, consumerist content” so it can serve them ads.

The inquiry comes despite Google agreeing to pay $170 million in 2019 to settle allegations that YouTube collected personal data on children without their parents’ consent.

In a letter sent Tuesday to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, the U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy said YouTube does not do enough to protect kids from material that could harm them. Instead it relies on artificial intelligence and creators’ self-regulation to decide what videos make it on to the platform, according to the letter from the committee’s chairman, Illinois Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi.

And despite changes in the wake of the 2019 settlement, the letter notes, YouTube Kids still shows ads to children. But instead of basing it on kids’ online activity, it now targets it based on the videos they are watching.

2 Name: Unverified Source : 2021-04-07 17:19 ID:vZ3v23dt

Why are they specifying only the Kid's section of YouTube?

3 Name: Unverified Source : 2021-04-08 05:50 ID:x/akU4vS

protec the chilluns

4 Name: Unverified Source : 2021-04-09 05:42 ID:88nzePr4

Fucking freaky videos have been slipping through the cracks. Haven't you heard?

5 Name: Unverified Source : 2021-04-12 20:24 ID:FNOcjgxx

So what, ((lawmakers)) want to make more laws to justify lining the pockets of government employees? Said lawmakers probably don't care as much about children seeing dumb shit on YouTube so much as they care about their paychecks. Who do you think is paying for these endless "investigations" into crypto currency and in this case YouTube? YOU, the taxpayers are paying for it.

Parents should just not let their kids on the Internet, it would be better for everyone that way, probably.

Someone needs to stop these nig nog government employees.

Nogo Needs to be Stopped!

6 Name: Unverified Source : 2021-04-15 23:28 ID:+WpcTp21

Yeah, children's youtube is a pretty awful place. I remember going through those CGI children's videos before and there was actual footage of 9/11 and black and white war footage. No joke. The comments were full of kids typing gibberish because they can't even read or they don't even know what they're pressing. The videos are designed to fool parents and then it cuts to weird shit after some time. This was back in 2017 and I assume most of that has been taken care of but stuff probably slips through the cracks all the time.

7 Name: Unverified Source : 2021-04-26 20:57 ID:bsbjH/aw

I hate youtube kids, it blocks me from reading and making comments on videos about cartoons.

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