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YouTube Kids: ElsaGate & Learned Helplessness

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Kid YouTube is truly the weirdest part of YouTube.

If any of you have a baby sibling, nephew, etc., or kids yourself, you’ll know that YouTube is full of videos that basically rip content from Disney/Peppa Pig/etc. shows and create weird, Garry’s Mod-esque videos that are nonsensical and mildly disturbing. There are literally millions of videos like these, seemingly created and commented on primarily like bots, but also watched by millions of children. Sometimes they have seriously inappropriate content seemingly generated accidentally by these algorithms.

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