The abilities to detect and analyze deepfake videos is of the utmost urgency. Deepfakes are a serious threat to people’s security and our democratic institutions.
The complex user-generated nature of YouTube content for kids is proving difficult to control for the online giant, who have been issued with a US$170 million fine for breaching children’s privacy.
YouTube channels are increasingly targeting children, but research shows these young viewers may not understand when they are being sold to.
YouTube has been under fire for exposing kids to harmful content and recently announced new measures but these don’t go far enough. Here are some suggestions that would make a real difference.