could explain the recent changes to their policy
This video makes a good breakdown of the history of the act
In depth explanation
What you can do to be the solution
- Fill out a public comment by December 9th on the FTC website
- Sign the petition to
Oh rip the internet.
The new COPPA Act is very vague and covers many video topics that both adults and kids enjoy. This updated act holds the Content Creators responsible for making videos that ‘target kids’.
Chadtronic makes a good point at 17:48
if this passes in the way it is there’ll be way less incentive for people to make child oriented content online. People won’t comply to Coppa. They’re just going to switch to making more mature content that’s what a majority of people are going to do and that’s not good because kids aren’t going away. They’re gonna keep crawling onto the website and in a few years time the majority of content online is going to be not made with them in mind. What they might end up watching might not be appropriate for them because ultimately the internet exists and the kids are gonna keep coming on to it. That’s just what we need to get across this is not good for content creators. This is not good for kids who want to watch kid oriented content this is just ultimately gonna make it disappear
Instead of protecting children, it will only make it worse as children will be exposed to more mature content.