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LAWMAKERS CALL YOUTUBE KIDS A ‘WASTELAND OF VAPID’ CONTENT

A House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids, saying the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material in “a wasteland of vapid, consumerist content” so it can serve them ads.

The inquiry comes despite Google agreeing to pay $170 million in 2019 to settle allegations that YouTube collected personal data on children without their parents’ consent.

In a letter sent this week to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, the U.S. House Oversight and

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