Consumer Advocates Complaining About YouTube Kids App

Consumer advocates are complaining about the YouTube kids’ app. “YouTube announced changes to its kid-friendly YouTube Kids mobile application this week designed to better educate parents on how the app works and the protections it offers, following a number of complaints, including those to the FTC, from consumer watchdog organizations. But the groups today are saying that YouTube hasn’t gone far enough with the updated YouTube Kids app, calling the changes ‘superficial.’ Of particular concern, the organizations feel that the advertising that takes place in the app is still ‘excessive and deceptive’ in nature, and doesn’t meet the same guidelines as the advertising permitted on children’s television programs.”

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