YOUTUBE IS EVOLVING FOR CHILDREN AUDIENCE
March 4, 20190
YouTube has announced a few sweeping changes amid a number of controversies involving children’s safety on the platform.
In a post on the YouTube Creator Blog, the company laid out the actions being taken. The biggest update now states it will now disable comments on all videos featuring minors.
YouTube states that this change will be rolled out over the next few months. Comments will be disabled on all videos featuring young minors as well as videos with older minors that “could be at risk of attracting predatory behavior.”
Along with disabled comments on videos featuring minors, YouTube also announced that it sped up the launch of a “more effective” classifier which can identify and remove double the amount of individual predatory comments than before.
It has also terminated accounts that attempt to harm children, like the FilthyFrankClips channel which was behind the controversial video which gave suicide tips to kid