How creepy YouTube videos trick kids into watching violent videos

How creepy YouTube videos trick kids into watching violent videos

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The internet will inevitably steal the soul of every child at some point as he or she grows up, but some are speeding the process along by manipulating YouTube’s powerful algorithm.

Creepy, weird, and violent clips intended for kids pop up frequently on YouTube and even YouTube Kids, its family-friendly app designed for children that launched in 2015. And YouTube’s policy is to be mostly hands off — until someone complains.

Take for example the video embedded below that showed up on both YouTube and the Kids app: You press play and at first your screen fills with recognizable cartoon characters and cheesy music — but things take a drastic turn when Elsa and Spider-Man arm themselves with automatic weapons. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | How creepy YouTube videos trick kids into watching violent videos

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