Make YouTube Add The "General Audience" For COPPA

Make YouTube Add The "General Audience" For COPPA

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Landon LeMaster started this petition to CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki and

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is now being enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on YouTube. YouTube gives us two options to mark our videos with: The content is made for kids, And the content is not made for kids. Failure to mark the video, Or if the FTC declares it as made for kids if you lie will result in a $42,000 Fine per video.

If a channel has 120 videos on their channel that the FTC marks as "made for kids", That would be a $50,40,000 Fine. Most people can't even afford a $42,000 fine, And it would result in them either becoming Bankrupt, Homeless, Or thrown in Jail for not being able to pay the Fine.

A lot of people on YouTube are painting the FTC as Evil, But not a lot of people are talking about this one very important Detail:

The FTC gave creators a third option called the "General Audience" option, Meaning that your content is appealing to ALL Ages. This option can save many innocent people and their content.

However, YouTube is WITHHOLDING this option from creators for no good reason. Anybody that asked them on Twitter why they don't have this option was told something along the lines of "It might cost to much money" or "it might be too difficult", Then they say "We are working on a better solution with the FTC". Honestly, What option would possibly be better than the Legal "General Audience" option that WE have the right to have?

There is also the fact that the FTC said that they can also sue YouTube along with the creator, Meaning that if YouTube doesn't add this "General Audience" option, They're going to be digging a bigger grave for them and their company.

We must have our voices heard, We MUST make YouTube add the General Audience Option.

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