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YouTube still hasn't figured out how to keep its videos age-appropriate

YouTube still hasn't figured out how to keep its videos age-appropriate
From Mashable - March 18, 2018

YouTube Kids is once again facing questions over the content of its app. This time, it's not violent videos but questionable conspiracy theories.

A report in Business Insider found the app recommended a number of videos promoting conspiracy theories, including that the moon landing was faked, the pyramids were built by aliens, and that "the planet is run by reptile-human hybrids," among others.

Though these videos may not violate YouTube's guidelines, it's obviously not the type of content YouTube wants to promote to young children.

Worse, the revelation comes just as the company is facing increased scrutiny over its platform's role in propagating conspiracy theories. CEO Susan Wojcicki has said the company will soon surface information from Wikipedia and other sources alongside videos about conspiracy theories.

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