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US consumer groups want FCC to investigate YouTube Kids app

Tuesday 7 April 2015 | 10:08 CET | News
A number of consumer groups want the Federal Trade Commission (FCC) to make sure Google's YouTube Kids app does not mix ads and programming in ways deceptive to children, the New York Times reported. A dozen consumer groups are expected to present a complaint on 7 April, including the Center for Digital Democracy, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Consumer Watchdog. The groups do not want the recently launched YouTube channel to have cartoon characters sell products inside their show, a move which would illegal on TV. The

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: FCC / Google / YouTube
Countries: United States
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