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    Advocacy groups issue fresh calls to investigate YouTube over researchers’ child protection claims

    Several consumer advocacy groups have issued fresh calls for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google based on recent research that called into question the child-protection policies of its video-sharing platform YouTube.

    Fairplay, the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), and Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) are among the parties to have jointly filed a request for investigation into YouTube after Adalytics Research alleged that it served ads to minors, contravening requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

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