News

YouTube Kids App Videos Will Be Curated By Humans Only

The company plans to go all human to fight the inappropriate content

Youtube Kids App

YouTube is taking an important step in order to put a curb on the questionable and graphic content videos on the platform for children. The video streaming platform will be shifting its YouTube children app from self-operating system to non-algorithm version of YouTube app for suggesting videos. This means the humans will be curating the videos and the content will be delivered from hand-picked channels by a team of people. Only the vides approved by YouTube team of humans will be allowed to flow over the children's’ version of the app.  

YouTube offers a different version of the app specially for the children in order to restrain unhealthy and disturbing content from reaching to the minors. The app was integrated with the algorithm that doesn't allow the disturbing or harmful videos to get into the app. However, the recent reports and incidents proved that the extremist content makers were able to ditch the algorithm and slip their video to the minors.  As a step against these content makers, YouTube removed tones of inappropriate videos from the platform last year in November. 

The regular incidents have shown that the YouTube’s video suggestion algorithm was manipulated by the video creators to deliver inappropriate videos to the minors just for the sake of views. In the recent report of the Business Insider, it has shown how the children are getting misinformation and deceiving theories like the shape of the earth, landing on the moon and presence of the aliens. However, over the period of time, YouTube has taken a number of steps to eliminate these activities. In addition, YouTube has also increased the number of human content moderators for making sure about the children safe on the platform. Not only the children, YouTube has also limited the content moderators working time to prevent their mental health getting affected due to watching the disturbing videos. 

There is no official information about the change in the YouTube children app yet, but it is almost confirmed that the update will be coming later this month. The non-algorithm version will be an opt-in feature for the parents to ensure their children's safety. 

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
Written By
Tanya Editor In Chief

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

News

What does Bill Gates Say About Artificial Intelligence 'AI' Technology or Apps?

4 min read  

Some tech goliaths and business tycoons having a more optimistic approach towards AI technology than others.  The richest person in the world and co-founder of Microsoft ‘Bill Gates’ said AI is on the verge of making our lives more productive and creative.On the other hand,

News

Wait Is Over: Giphy Is Back On Snapchat

4 min read  

Earlier this year, both social media platforms including Snapchat and Instagram added the GIF support on its platform that they removed after users find racist GIF on the platform. There were a lot of controversies on the racist GIF issue as a result of which the Giphy integration was removed from S

News

Google Photos now allows you to search for text in pictures you have taken.

4 min read  

Google Photos is the go to cloud photo service for a lot of Android devices. And we all are aware of the powerful search functionality of the google photos.The service allows image search based on location, people, date etc.But the Google lens service just got a bit more advanced when google dro

News

PUBG vs Fortnite: Which Of The Battle Royale Big Hitters Is Best For Mobile?

4 min read  

When it comes to discussing the biggest trends in gaming in the past 12 months, one issue which has to be considered is the rise of the battle royale genre.The "last man standing" survival concept has featured as a mode in a number of games down the years, but it has only recently take

MAD Originals
MAD Originals

Cut to the chase content that’s credible, insightful & actionable.

Get the latest mashup of the App Industry Exclusively Inboxed

  • PRODUCTS
  • SERVICES
  • BOTH