YouTube starts new ad policy

Also impacted: comments, notifications and Stories
Posted at 4:38 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 04:13:34-05

New YouTube restrictions on videos meant for children went into place Monday.

A press release from YouTube said, "We will no longer serve personalized ads or support features such as comments, Stories, live chat, notification bell, and others [google.com] on videos designated made for kids."

The restrictions were made by the video-sharing website to address privacy concerns raised by the Federal Trade Commission.

In September, content creators were required to identify their videos and channel as "made for kids" or "not made for kids."

This was part of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

The company said this would treat any viewer of a "made for kids" video as a child, in regards to how their personal information was stored and processed.