YouTube crafts new policy to flag weird videos targeting kids

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A New York Times piece and a subsequent Medium post this week highlighted an ongoing problem with YouTube Kids — bizarre and disturbing videos aimed at young children using key words and popular children’s characters. Now the firm says it is putting in place a new process to age-restrict these types of videos in the main YouTube app. “Age-restricted content is automatically not allowed in YouTube Kids,” the company emphasized. But the new policy allows users to flag this type of inappropriate content in the main app, which has implications for…

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