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It might be worth keeping an eye on the 'harmless' YouTube kids' videos

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Gingernaut Tue 14-Nov-17 10:42:57

https://medium.com/*@jamesbridle*/something-is-wrong-on-the-internet-c39c471271d2

I remember participating on a thread where someone expressed unease about the violent nature of what, at first, appeared to be a relatively harmless animated cartoon with familiar characters.

Broken bottles, sodomy, alcohol poisoning and violent death were all featured.

Someone else has picked up on what seems to be bot generated cartoons.

Gingernaut Tue 14-Nov-17 10:43:23

medium.com/*@jamesbridle*/something-is-wrong-on-the-internet-c39c471271d2

Sorry. blush Link fail.

hackmum Tue 14-Nov-17 10:46:36

I thought his article was fascinating.

And I think he's right that something sinister might be going on. I can see, of course, that making very cheap Peppa Pig knock-offs and putting them on YouTube is an easy way of making money. What I don't understand is why those knock-offs have to be violent and disturbing. Who is doing this - and why?

GriefLeavesItsMark Tue 14-Nov-17 11:11:30

I've just watched several Bounce Patrol Kids videos on YouTube, I maybe a bit feverish (off work with a cold), but God, the Halloween one, what were they thinking?

SquatBetty Tue 14-Nov-17 11:22:36

Very interesting article. I was aware there were unpleasant knock offs of Peppa etc on YouTube but had no idea of the scale of it.

Gingernaut Tue 14-Nov-17 15:48:59

It's awful, isn't it?

Advertising. All the view clicks are generating income when the advertz play.

Regardless of who clicked and what the actual content is.

This is frightening. The seeming innocuous content is bypassing any filters.

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