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April 17, 2018

YouTube Kids to Get Whitelisted Version That Shows Only Curated Content

Google’s own YouTube kids app was created with the aim to provide a safe and family-friendly version of its video streaming app for younger children. Despite offering a parental control feature and video filters, the algorithm integrated in YouTube kids app still isn’t accurate and as such, doesn’t know what’s going on in the world. When you hand your 6 years old the “keys” to your iPad and he/she decides to access YT kids to look for a good Disney cartoon to watch, YouTube may recommend outright twisted videos that where algorithmically generated and may be filled with ‘bizarre’ contents uploaded by junks. Once this happens, [...]

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