YouTube bans kids from live-streaming video without adult supervision

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Policy shift follows NYT report on YouTube recommendation algorithm pushing kids’ videos to pedophiles

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If I had a drink, I’d be spitting it out.


I see pretzel logic is alive and well in the 21st century.




YouTube channels that don’t follow the rules may lose the ability to livestream video, assuming YouTube actually follows through on any of this stuff.

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Yeah, I think we all know how this is going to go.

In a related story, YouTube offered its thoughts and prayers to whoever is upset about whatever they’ve done wrong now.

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The algorithm probably goes something like “This person likes looking at skin” + “This person is showing skin in their video” = “Recommend!” without taking into account the age of the person showing the skin.

How do you even train an AI to reliably separate a 14 year old from an 18 year old? Little kids sure, but tweens and teens not so much.

Why were minors allowed live stream in the first place?

I mean, YouTube content policy is a series of judgment lapses. But seems like a real no brainer…

Sounds good.

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