YouTube Is Under Federal Investigation for Violation of Child Privacy Act

Episode 1603 (01:40)


The latest news about YouTube is that the federal government is investigating the streaming video portal for violation of provisions of the Child Online Privacy Act. The problems are in the recommendation engine, which veers to strange videos, even in the YouTube Kids channel. Numerous complaints to the Federal Trade Commission questions if YouTube is collecting data on kids under 13. 

Leo says that YouTube needs to rethink its recommendation engine and turn off the autoplay feature. YouTube's reply is that they're talking about making some changes, but they may not come to fruition.