Some comments by other YouTube users denounced those making sexually suggestive remarks about the children in the videos. Earlier the same month YouTube was also criticized over low-quality content targeting kids as viewers on its platform. The company went on to announce a number of policy changes related to kid-focused video , including saying it would aggressively police comments on videos of kids and that videos found to have inappropriate comments about the kids in them would have comments turned off altogether. Any content — including comments — that endangers minors is abhorrent and we have clear policies prohibiting this on YouTube.
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Christiane C. A few days later, her daughter shared exciting news: The video had thousands of views. Before long, it had ticked up to , — a staggering number for a video of a child in a two-piece bathing suit with her friend. YouTube had curated the videos from across its archives, at times plucking out the otherwise innocuous home movies of unwitting families, the researchers say. In many cases, its algorithm referred users to the videos after they watched sexually themed content. The result was a catalog of videos that experts say sexualizes children.
YouTube under fire for recommending videos of kids with inappropriate comments
We are both in our 60s, so a late-in-life romance is fun and comforting. The problem is, I accidentally discovered his interest in videos of pubescent girls, around 11 or 12 years old. He told me to check a travel video on his computer, and I was shocked to see his viewing history — it also included adult fetish-type imagery. We were at the beach once and when a little girl in her wet bathing suit walked into our beachside cafe, he was transfixed, staring at her. This is troubling to me.