YouTube begins disabling comments on videos involving minors.
Only some content creators will be able to use the feature, but they will have to do moderation often.
In another effort to clean its own content, YouTube has announced that it is disabling comments on videos involving minors.
The purpose of the site is to become a less predatory environment for children after videos of several big YouTubers show the action of sexual predators inside the platform.
In a blog post on YouTube, YouTube said it had blocked comments on millions of videos involving the participation of minors.
According to the information, only a few content creators will have the option to keep comments active but will have to commit themselves to a steady moderation of what is posted by users.
“We will work directly with the selective creator groups, and our goal is to increase that number over time as our ability to receive violent comments continues to improve” – YouTube.
Recently, the site knocked over 400 channels and deleted thousands of comments from sex predators on underage videos.
The lawsuits came after several major advertisers, including Disney, Nestlé and Epic Games, dropped advertisements for the platform for fear of having their trademarks related to such controversy.
YouTube will be more demanding with its recommendations also.
The company announced the change that will affect videos that come too close to violating the rules.
In addition to trying to end the sexual predators, YouTube also is working to exterminate videos that portray minors in situations of risk, as in serious challenges.
“Videos that encourage harmful and dangerous challenges targeting any audience are also clearly against our policies.”
The company also urges users who find harmful videos to report that the platform moderators are reviewing the content.