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YouTube restricts 'creepy' kids' videos

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Earl Ledet
Nov 10, 2017 12:42
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YouTube is to restrict the availability of videos showing children's characters in violent or sexual scenes if they are reported by viewers.

Last week, a blog post by writer James Bridle highlighted how YouTube was still being swamped by bizarre and indecent videos aimed at children.

YouTube said its team was "made up of parents who are committed to improving our apps and getting this right".

But critics say YouTube is not taking enough action by waiting for viewers to report inappropriate videos.

The problem of video-makers using popular characters such as Peppa Pig in violent or sexual videos, to frighten children, has been widely reported.

However, Mr Bridle's blog post went deeper into what he called the rabbit hole of children's content on YouTube.

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