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bigjdubb 02-20-2019 07:54 AM

There is no reason to blame the parents or the kids. There is nothing wrong with kids or teenagers posting videos to youtube. Blaming the parents or kids is like blaming a rape victim because she is pretty. Not that there are any victims in this particular situation.

Dillmiester 02-20-2019 09:31 AM

I think by him making this video it may have the unintended side effect of turning the lights on the cockroaches and now they are gonna scatter VS him bringing it to the attention of the authorities that could have used it as a honeypot to identify possible child predators.

agatong55 02-20-2019 09:58 AM

The guy who reported actually does the same thing he "EXPOSED"


Yes there is a issue with people using underage kids as thumbnails, trying to get exposure and youtube already said they are looking into it and trying to figure out what is going on.
But now that guy is also going after the advertisers on the site trying to take down all ads and trying to create another ad issue like youtube had a couple of years ago.

bigjdubb 02-20-2019 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Dillmiester (Post 27861082)
I think by him making this video it may have the unintended side effect of turning the lights on the cockroaches and now they are gonna scatter VS him bringing it to the attention of the authorities that could have used it as a honeypot to identify possible child predators.

They should be more concerned with identifying actual child predators instead of hunting down "possible child predators", whatever that's supposed to mean.

There are a lot of words being thrown around that are typically used to describe crimes but there doesn't appear to have been any crimes committed. The exploitation of kids in this manner (by YouTube) is no different that what Disney and Nickelodeon have been doing for decades. Just think about all the "possible child predators" who have watched the mickey mouse club while thinking very inappropriate things, only to have their thoughts interrupted by commercials from major corporations. So corporate funding of child exploitation has been around far longer than YouTube has and if you factor in PBS (here in the states) then public funding of child exploitation has existed for longer than YouTube. Big Bird has been teaching predators how to gain the trust and affection of children for generations.

The thought crime debate rages on.

Dillmiester 02-20-2019 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by bigjdubb (Post 27861124)
They should be more concerned with identifying actual child predators instead of hunting down "possible child predators", whatever that's supposed to mean.

There are a lot of words being thrown around that are typically used to describe crimes but there doesn't appear to have been any crimes committed. The exploitation of kids in this manner (by YouTube) is no different that what Disney and Nickelodeon have been doing for decades. Just think about all the "possible child predators" who have watched the mickey mouse club while thinking very inappropriate things, only to have their thoughts interrupted by commercials from major corporations. So corporate funding of child exploitation has been around far longer than YouTube has and if you factor in PBS (here in the states) then public funding of child exploitation has existed for longer than YouTube. Big Bird has been teaching predators how to gain the trust and affection of children for generations.

The thought crime debate rages on.

Yea, and how are you supposed to do that not everyone watching these videos is a pedophile of course but you need to start somewhere by making connections between the groups of individuals such as ip addresses, messages ect. Just looking at the comments it's pretty easy to see these aren't other underage children. Besides they talk in a similar manner to child predators. Yes there are patterns in behavior that doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out.

Also he said they were passing links. Which opens up more rabbit holes.

*Another point I may add is your talking about a passive medium which the internet is not, it's a two way street they can reach out and try to contact these children.

white owl 02-21-2019 01:53 AM

I wasn't aware of this until I found out what ASMR was. Upon looking up the acronym I was confronted with tons of videos of children making various noises and then I saw the views and likes...that disturbed me. No way that many people are into weird noises.

huzzug 02-21-2019 11:42 PM

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/21/att-...ntroversy.html

AT&T and Disney have pulled advertisements from YouTube after the revelations.

Offler 02-22-2019 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by huzzug (Post 27863810)
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/21/att-...ntroversy.html

AT&T and Disney have pulled advertisements from YouTube after the revelations.

Disney was in hot water too, when was found out that hotels in Disneyland were used to create controversial material involving kids.

And yes, the algorhytm works like that, but what was not mentioned in the article is that this kind of content is often maintanied by bots which create accounts, upload or stream the material, and create comments. Links to sites containing child pornography are also posted by bots. When the video is found and removed along with account, bot changes its identity (new mail, new IP) and reuploads the stuff.

I managed to check some of those videos and tried to interact with "people" commenting on stream, and each of them failed turing test miserably.

This cycle can take from hours to months, because its not single bot, not single source. Think of hundreds of separate bots.

The content itself is stored on data repositories, encrypted, and password protected so unless you find out original link to provider of datastore and you dont report violation of the terms, the content remain available. YT is just 3rd or 4rth place where the content is made available, while the original source is heavily concealed.

skupples 02-25-2019 06:30 AM

:(

so many issues with the bubble effect algs. Not only the above, but how they intentionally surround people with nothing but what the alg has learned the person wants to see. This is why "Everyone" thinks that "everyone" thinks something, because their web-life has been carefully curated by themselves, developers, and advertisers to lull them into a false sense of ALWAYS BEING RIGHT, no matter the topic, via surrounding them with nothing but supporting opinions. I guess it's mostly a marketing & political ploy to help sell & elect really.

The Pook 02-25-2019 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by steelbom (Post 27860050)
I can't say I've had any of these sorts of videos but I do get wacky recommendations. I miss the old days when it actually gave me good suggestions based on the video I was currently watching.

Now my list of related or recommended videos is full of a garbage.


Same. Half of my recommended videos are Fornite videos because my nephew watched a few videos on my PC like a month ago :o


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