YouTube Still Struggles to Set Up Protections Against Pedophilia

Sep 10, 2019 | Business, latest acts of evil, Technology

More than six months ago, YouTube pledged to disable comments, notifications, and personalized ads on all videos directed at children under the age of 13.

It’s still not done.

YouTube stated that their machine learning algorithms are supposed to police YouTube’s sprawling catalog to keep in line videos targeting children under the age of 13. But, as of this week, you still can find 100’s of kid videos with comments enabled.

Why is this evil?

Youtube has a responsibility to make sure their content is safe. They are a private company that has complete control over the design, security, and implementation of their platform. 

Yet, they are not including enough children protected safeguards to make sure their content is not a vehicle for hate and pedaphilia.

Editor’s Viewpoint:

Major corporations have a responsibility to make sure their products and services are safe. Everyone knows YouTube has had an issue with their platform when it comes to hate speech, misinformation, terrorism, white supremacy, and pedophilia. 

Being the number one social media platform on the internet should have a certain level of responsibility and standards.  Yet, YouTube continues to allow questionable and controversial material to have millions of views.

YouTube promised to do something to fight questionable content including pedophilia. And here we are, six months later, and YouTube still hasn’t done what they promised… something is very, very wrong

Views from every side

(The Washington Post) The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Google in its investigation into YouTube for violating federal data privacy laws for children, said two people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to discuss it on record.

(Bloomberg) Google’s YouTube agreed on Wednesday to pay a $170 million fine and limit ads on kids’ videos to settle claims that the company violated children’s privacy laws.

(Fox News) The Federal Trade Commission’s reported settlement with Google over YouTube children’s privacy violations has been blasted by tech critics for not going far enough to rein in the search giant.

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