YouTube Suspends Comments on Videos of Kids

The change was a response to reports that pedophiles were leaving inappropriate comments on innocuous videos of children.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube said Thursday it will turn off comments on nearly all videos featuring kids — potentially affecting millions of posts on the site — after reports last week that pedophiles were leaving inappropriate comments on innocuous videos of children. The change comes as YouTube grapples with moderating content across its platform as concerns about hate speech, violence and conspiracy theories continue to plague it. It will take YouTube several months to…

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