• House Panel Claims YouTube ‘Exploiting Children' As It Opens Investigation Into Ad Practices

    6 days ago - By Forbes

    YouTube's been asked to explain its algorithm for showing ads to kids.
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  • Lawmakers call YouTube Kids a 'wasteland of vapid' content

    6 days ago - By Chron

    A House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids, saying the Google-owned video 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...
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