Conspiracies and AI Nightmares: The Dark World of YouTube Kids

(Brett Tingley) Parenting is hard work. Luckily, today there are scores of technological distractions you can lazily park your toddler in front of to free up all of that important smartphone time that should be spent actually, you know, interacting with your kid. For better or worse (definitely worse), today’s tots enjoy a whole smörgåsbord of digital media to keep them endlessly and mindlessly entertained, and more and more modern parents are opting to give their young children their own digital devices to keep them out of grown ups’ hair. As I’m left to ask in many of these stories, what could possibly go wrong?

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