mbd39 1,670 Member · Posted November 20, 2019 Share Posted November 20, 2019 In case you don't know, COPPA (Child Online Privacy Protection Act) is an old law designed to protect the online privacy of children under 13. Youtube was recently hit with a huge fine for non-compliance. Starting in 2020, all Youtube videos will either be marked as "intended for children" or not. Those marked as being for children will face all kinds of restrictions such as no targeted ads, no notifications, no user comments, etc. The scariest part is that content creators can be hit with a 42k dollar fine per video for non-compliance. If the government deems that a video is "for children" and isn't marked as such, you can be fined by the FTC. So content creators can err on the safe side and mark borderline videos as being for children and lose all that ad revenue, or face the possibility of huge fines. I'm sure that many will just quit the platform altogether. Not that the FTC won't start targeting other social media. This is a nightmare. 2020 is going to be an interesting year for the internet. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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