Amazon antitrust, Kids on YouTube

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A law professor analyzes the antitrust case building against Amazon. Then, we learn more about concerns over the kinds of educational content that kids are exposed to on social media sites like YouTube.

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  • Amazon likely to face antitrust suit

    The Federal Trade Commission is finalizing its antitrust lawsuit against Amazon. An antitrust expert explains.

  • The problem with kids' content on YouTube

    Six out of the ten most-viewed videos on YouTube are marketed towards kids—the ultra-popular “Baby Shark” sits comfortably in the #1 spot. To many creators, kids’ content is an easy cash cow, and getting views is as simple as getting the attention of children, and the site’s algorithm, with bright colors and buzzwords. We talk to an expert on early childhood media consumption about the potential harms of unregulated kids’ content on YouTube, and what parents need to be aware of. We also talk to a PBS Wisconsin education engagement specialist about what outreach is being done to help kids and parents make healthy media choices.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Peter Carstensen Guest
  • Heather Kirkorian Guest
  • Jen Kobylecky Guest

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