Something Extremely Troubling Is Happening On YouTube Kids... #ElsaGate

in youtube •  11 months ago

What Is ElsaGate?

Elsagate is a commonly used term referring to a large number of YouTube channels targeted towards young children. Most videos under this classification consist of inappropriate content such as violence, profanity, nudity, dangerous activities, and violence. Videos in this category generally consist of either digital animation or live action film. Despite YouTube's age restriction policies, Elsagate videos are sometimes engineered to circumvent child safety algorithms in place, even making their way into the family-friendly YouTube Kids mobile application, and are thus difficult to moderate due to the large scale of the platform. Despite the inappropriate nature of these videos, many have millions of views.
The term is a portmanteau of Elsa (a character from the Disney animated film Frozen) and -gate (a suffix for scandals), two seemingly unrelated characters that are often featured together in Elsagate videos due to their vast popularity among the targeted age demographic.

YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favorite shows, or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use, and full of family-friendly videos.

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