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YouTube Kids app gets three new options for better customization

YouTube Kids app gets three new options for better customization

"By the end of the year, we plan to refine our reporting systems and add additional data, including data on comments, the speed of removal, and policy removal reasons." .

The first new option will see the creation of trusted channels with trusted partners on a variety of subjects, making it easier for parents to select only the channel collections and topics they want their kids to access.

YouTube now uses something called an algorithm.

YouTube Kids is a dedicated app from the video network that aims to provide a child friendly experience.

YouTube now uses algorithms to decide which videos can appear on YouTube Kids.

After several months of controversy surrounding its content, the Google-owned video platform announced on its blog site, new features that allow parents to create a white-listed, non-algorithmic version of its Kids app.

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These channels are verified by the YouTube Kids team and there will be no recommendations shown which point to content outside verified channels. The feature is called "Collections by trusted partners and YouTube Kids". But parents have discovered a range of inappropriate videos on the app, highlighting the platform's dependence on automation and a lack of human oversight.

"One area of focus for us has been to build new features that give parents even more control around the content available in the YouTube Kids app so they can make the right choice for their unique family and for each child within their family", he added.

However, inappropriate videos have repeatedly appeared on YouTube Kids. It has described it as a "safer" experience than the regular YouTube video-sharing service for finding "Peppa Pig" episodes or watching user-generated videos of people unboxing toys, teaching guitar lessons or experimenting with science. But parents started to notice that violent videos were able to pass through its filter, too.

The number is likely lower than the total volume of content removed, as Facebook also removes profiles, pages and groups that violate community standards and does not go through that content to label it as terrorism-related after it has been taken down, it said.

"It's been clear for a long time now that algorithmic filtering on YouTube Kids doesn't work and giving parents the ability to select more human-reviewed content is an improvement", Golin said.


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