FTC investigates YouTube’s algorithm for kids content

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The Federal Trade Commission is investigating how Google’s YouTube handles children’s videos. 

It’s part of a probe prompted by complaints that the company improperly collected data from kids who used the service. 

From a report in The Washington Post, YouTube executives accelerated talks about how the website recommends videos to viewers. 

The report also said that YouTube is considering moving all kids content into a separate app. 

A spokesperson for Google said that the company is considering, “lots of ideas for improving YouTube.”
 

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