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People are mad at YouTube, but they don't know why.
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There are people migrating from YouTube to Vlare because of COPPA. COPPA is an actual bill passed by the government so websites can't collect information on kids. No website is immune to these rules. How it effects YouTube is rather simple. You have to specify if your video is specifically created for kids in mind. If it isn't you click the other option. That would be fine if a bunch of gullible people didn't blow it out of proportion. These gullible people have this thought that they will get fined $42,000 if a bot thinks their video is made for kids, which is not the case.

Specifically, I want to point a finger at a user named AlexandraToons. She has uploaded her videos to Vlare as a backup "bc of COPPA which is dumb." I think she is under the mentality that her videos are supposedly family friendly but she's unsure of what she should mark her videos as. This is dumb because I'm pretty sure a video of a child getting murdered is for an older audience. Same with the rest of her videos. If a video is manufactured for toddlers, then it should be set as made for kids. Anything else should be set as not made for kids.

Somewhat related but not really is this comment written by user Arkino. "Really sad to see youtube end up in the state it's turning into. Been on that website for YEARS (2008 to be exact) and it's really hard to move away from such a big part of my childhood, but I could no longer stand how Susan is managing the site."

There are other people who work at YouTube other than Susan Wojcicki. It's the same with any other company. Jeff Bezos isn't working alone in a warehouse, he's got a bunch of people doing stuff for him. Susan Wojcicki isn't the person you should be blaming for every single feature you hate, although it's tempting because she's the face of the company. There are 3,000+ people working at YouTube. Making the site, advertising the site, handling the social media, and writing emails. Not every single decision is being made by the CEO, and I wish more people would understand that.

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John
John·
Yeah, worth of worst COPPA
King of the Bungle
King of the Bungle·
gonna say it, coppa is the just a nothing burger. Nothing is going to happen that effects anybody on this site or 99% of youtubers.
YutopianYenvel
YutopianYenvel·
Dude, I'm going to be honest with you, the COPPA scandal died way before you posted this.
Denix
Denix·
the problem was youtube being so vague with its users about the new rules. had they been direct then the youtubers who left youtube probs would hav never done it. as an ex youtuber myself, all I wanted was some answers but I got nothing. also theres this politician who was giving a speech abt the whole coppa thing who I really hate cause he literally made a joke about shooting youtubers in a barrel like fish. really pissed me off even more tbh so aside from that, it really was the vagueness that scared me and made me leave youtube.
Dr Volk
Dr Volk·
People are angry at YouTube because YouTube broke COPPA law -- plain and simple; I'm not sure how many people were trying to "escape" COPPA, but the fact of the matter is YouTube illegally collected data from prepubescent audiences, and now comments and other features have to go away to ensure YouTube doesn't get in trouble again

While the entire situation was cleared up eventually by YouTube (the previous vague wording was genuinely concerning), it's still disheartening to know that some YouTubers won't be able to have the interaction they once had with their audience because their video platform made a bad choice (which broke a law that existed since before the new millenium)

And of course, when in doubt, blame the leader! It's not like the CEO plays a relatively small role in the huge scheme of any operation, only serving as a figurehead and making the macroeconomic decisions that only work with hundreds of smaller, internal processes -- it's a true shame
newstarcadefan
newstarcadefan·
Yes, that is true. In fact...that was self-inflicted. Now, while it's tempting to blame YouTube for their missteps (and this is a major one) you are correct. All platforms are bound by COPPA, and also are bound by the DMCA.
JacksonScottYT
JacksonScottYT·
One last note, Alexandra is a type of person who lacks common sense.
JacksonScottYT
JacksonScottYT·
Also, it seems like people treat COPPA like it's a new thing even though it's been active since 1998. Don't forget what happened to BonziBUDDY in 2004.
JacksonScottYT
JacksonScottYT·
Simple. Hate mongering, AKA the way modern internet works, and people making mountains out of molehills.
  Nowe
Nowe·
Facts