Friday, June 21, 2019
YouTube seems to have problems now with COPPA, again
YouTube keeps getting into trouble. Now the problem is COPPA, the Child Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.
Various offences, reported to the FCC, seem to occur when some unscrupulous creators change kids’ content with spicy material to earn more ad clicks, and others happen when kids are inadvertently shown autoplays of regular videos and private information is collected.
YouTube may have to segregate the kids’ section completely, and turn off autoplay, at least for the kids.
Here is a Think Progress summary.