Lawmakers Slam YouTube Kids As Predatory 'Wasteland'

By Hailey Konnath (April 6, 2021, 10:35 PM EDT) -- A House subcommittee on Tuesday launched a probe into YouTube Kids, requesting documents and analytics on the children's streaming platform, which it slammed as a "wasteland of vapid, consumerist content."

The Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, which is part of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, is looking into potentially predatory advertising practices at YouTube Kids, saying in a statement Tuesday that YouTube "does not go far enough to protect children online."

The subcommittee said it has concerns about the quality of the platform's content and the process by which it is made available to children. Specifically, the lawmakers accused...

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