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Changes Coming To Youtube In 2020

on 21 OCT 2019 10:45 AM

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO KIDS CONTENT CREATORS ON YOUTUBE IN 2020?

With the implementation of the US COPPA Law.  What will happen to kids content creators on YouTube in 2020?

YouTube is referenced as one of the most used websites by children under the age of 12 by a wide margin.

On the question of whether YouTube used under normal circumstances is safe for kids 12 years old and younger, the answer is no.  However, YouTube has announced that changes are going to be implemented early in the new year.

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The video from BBC Trending highlights the fact that cartoons watched on Youtube may not be what they seem.  The shock factor imagery in these types of video’s leads to longer view durations, which in turn trigger the algorithm to serve more of the same content.

Its been a big problem for YouTube and for bonified children’s content creators.  With European MEME killer ‘Article 13 (now 17‘) passed and with the FCC ruling. Youtube is changing and it should happen on or around January the 6th 2020

HOW THIS EFFECTS ALL YOUTUBE USERS

YouTube will have to treat all data from anyone watching children’s content on a YouTube account, as coming from a child, regardless of their age.

THE IMPACT OF COPPA, EXPLAINED BY FAMILY FRIENDLY CREATORS

COPPA is a 1998 U.S. law that restricts operators of websites and online services from collecting the personal information of under-13 users without parental permission.

This video is from various YouTubers discussing and highlighting the problems associated with this subject.

EXTRACTS FROM YOUTUBES COPPA STATEMENT

OUR OPINION

With article 13 (now known as 17) passing in April.   And now settlements with the FTC, YouTube is obviously under the microscope for the wild west of user media that forms a sizable chunk of the platform content.

More countries are lining up to implement similar laws so YouTube is forced to wield the wrecking ball and reinvent itself.     All changes, herald cries of outrage from creators, countless of which will be impacted by this massive policy shift and update.

In the last couple of year’s,  we have seen Peppa Pig Torture Videos,  Fat Spiderman doing things with Princess Elsa and more.

Regulation and accountability are long overdue.    YouTube, as always is the market leader.  All other social platforms will follow suit and implement similar procedures.

We remain optimistic about the future of the BoodleBobs and for  #OC Creators (Original Content Creators).

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