Lawmakers Call YouTube Kids a ‘Wasteland of Vapid’ Content
A House subcommittee says the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material so it can serve them ads.
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A House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids, saying the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material in “a wasteland of vapid, consumerist content” so it can serve them ads. The inquiry comes despite Google’s agreeing to pay $170 million in 2019 to settle allegations that YouTube collected personal data on children without their parents’ consent. In a letter sent Tuesday to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, the U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on economic and…