Tuesday, June 11, 2019

NYTimes doubles down, reporting YouTube as serially attracting pedophiles

As if the New York Time’s indulgent piece Sunday making exaggerated claims about YouTube radicalization (and suggesting that some persons were “alt-right” when they are not, all with "#Voxadpocalypse") were not enough, on June 3 Max Fisher and Amanda Taub wrote, in a series called “The Interpreter”, a report “On YouTube’s Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles”.  This reminds me of the NBC busting of chatrooms (“To Catch a Predator”) and the Times reports on Justin Berry a decade ago.
Nevertheless, I hear reports like this often.

One problem in the LGBT area is that some videos come from overseas (outside of the larger democracies) where there may not be regulation requiring actors to be 18+.  The algorithms may push more (foreign) videos at consumers, and it might technically amount to possessing child pornography to even watch them. Technology (outside of VPN’s at least) might in time be even able to catch watchers. 

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