YouTube Kids gets a variant

Apr

8

2018

YouTube Kids gets a variant with only manually selected content According to a source from BuzzFeed, YouTube will release a version of its Kids app that only shows content that has been manually approved by a team from the video giant itself. This is to combat the many rogue circumventions of the Kids algorithm.

The YouTube Kids variant that only shows manually selected content should exist alongside the regular Kids app that uses an algorithm to determine which content is suitable for young children, says BuzzFeed . The problem with the version sent by an algorithm is that far too many child-unfriendly videos slip through the mesh. Young viewers get to see videos with conspiracy theories, violence and foul language. YouTube has been working for some time to clean up this branch of its video site.

The option to only display whitelisted videos manually, could come on the market in the coming weeks, according to BuzzFeed’s source. YouTube itself responds to the story by saying that they never comment on speculation and rumors, but that they are always working on improving their platform.

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