Google’s YouTube Kids App Accused Of Targeting Children With Ads; Consumer Groups File Claim

April 7, 2015 6:26 PM

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Google’s YouTube Kids App Accused Of Targeting Children With Ads; Consumer Groups File Claim

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KCBS)— Google launched YouTube Kids, their kid-friendly app, in February to much fanfare, but consumer and child advocacy groups are now filing a complaint against the app with the Federal Trade Commission. The claim says Google is illegally targeting kids with ads.

The app provides a variety of children’s programming from Sesame Street to Bob The Train. In between the videos are public service announcements and advertisements, some of which have upset consumer groups.

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