MOUNTAIN VIEW (KCBS)— Google launched YouTube Kids, their kid-friendly app, in Feb to most fanfare, though consumer and child advocacy groups are now filing a censure opposite a app with a Federal Trade Commission. The explain says Google is illegally targeting kids with ads.
The app provides a accumulation of children’s programming from Sesame Street to Bob The Train. In between a videos are open use announcements and advertisements, some of that have dissapoint consumer groups.
Josh Golin, associate executive for a Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, says there’s too small subdivision from calm and advertising.
“There are long-standing protections designed to strengthen kids from damaging commercialism, that calls for transparent subdivision between ads and content. On this app, Google has positively obliterated those boundaries,” he said.
10 consumer groups have filed a censure with a FTC. A YouTube orator pronounced they consulted with countless remoteness and child advocacy groups in building a Kids app.