Bloomberg reports creators of children’s YouTube channels are circulating an online petition and asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to change its plan to regulate kids’ videos on the site. In a September settlement, the FTC fined YouTube $170 million over alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and YouTube agreed to stop targeted advertising on videos aimed at children. The producers claim the new rules will affect them financially and limit the quality of programs. “Shutting off personalized ads on creators’ content will cause more harm than good, especially for children,” the Change.org petition reads. “Quality family-friendly content will shrink, while more mature content will grow — yet kids will still be watching.”
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