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PewDiePie explains why new YouTube FTC regulations “make no sense”

Published: 21/Nov/2019 12:19 Updated: 21/Nov/2019 12:20

by Kamil Malinowski


YouTube star Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellbergd has given his take on YouTube’s new controversial COPPA regulations in his latest video.

PewDiePie is undoubtedly the most popular YouTuber in the world, gathering a mind-blowing 102 million subscribers during his time with the platform.

Although he rose to fame thanks to his entertaining gaming videos, the Swede now produces a wide variety of content – including taking on controversial issues.

One key problem that YouTubers currently face are the new COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) regulations, which creators are finding incredibly difficult to understand.

tsuki.marketPewDiePie is known as the king of YouTube.

These new regulations stem from a fine that the platform received in September 2019 for collecting children’s personal data. It affects every content creator, forcing them to inform the platform if their content is made for children.

PewDiePie reviewed these regulations and found that not only do creators need to inform YouTube about their content, but the platform will also use machine learning to decide if videos are for children.

This is something that shocked the Swede, with him sarcastically stating: “machine learning has worked so well before on Youtube”, taking a dig at automatic copyright claims and other controversial automated systems.

Felix then found something even stranger, a video stating that according to these new rules, content creators can be sued for violating COPPA regulations. “What? Why? That makes no sense… control your children please” he said, clearly disappointed with the fact he can be punished for children viewing his content, and for his content being automatically flagged as child-friendly even if they aren’t.

YouTubeYouTube now requires content creators to comply with COPPA regulations.

PewDiePie then used his own channel as an example to show just how severe the punishments can be. “I have 5000 videos on my channel, if 24 of them get deemed as targeted for kids, then I owe them $1 million…. epic.”

The issue with this is not only are the punishments extremely severe, but YouTube has been pushing for content to be more family-friendly, and are now seemingly punishing content creators for it.

Even PewDiePie himself stated that a lot of his content could be seen as child-friendly as he’s been following the platforms guidelines, and now he’s worried it may cost him.

A lot of other content creators have spoken up about the matter, with many having similar views as the Swede. YouTube has not yet issued a response, but it seems there may be even more controversy regarding the platform.


Heartbroken gamers react to PS5 destroyed with industrial shredder

Published: 5/Dec/2020 20:33

by Alan Bernal


A viral clip showing a PlayStation 5 getting minced by an industrial shredder is garnering a ton of reactions among the gaming community who were horrified to watch the prized console getting absolutely destroyed.

It’s been nearly a month since the PS5 was released and it hasn’t gotten any easier to find the console available from brick-and-mortar stores to online marketplaces. The reality is millions of gamers won’t be able to touch Sony’s next-gen console until well after the holiday season is over.

That could explain why some in the community are a bit touchy seeing the hardware being put through a meat grinder, so to speak.

YouTube channel ‘Captain Crunch Experiments’ specializes in putting objects through the high-powered shredder, and it was the PS5’s turn to show us what it’s made of.

The outcome was as you’d expect. The plastic panels of the PS5 were easily devoured into bits, though the full body of the machine took a bit more convincing to get it through to the other end.

As Sony’s metallic behemoth put on one of the most heartbreaking ASMRs to date, the viewers were mixed. Some were impressed that the console put up such a fight, but nearly all PlayStation fans were reeling by the time the video closed.

“What exactly happens here?” one person wrote, before listing out the sins from the production. “Here’s what: Destroying currently out of stock PS5, throwing away rare non-renewable materials, wasting all the electricity that went into producing those PS5s => unnecessary pollution, and producing shit quality unsatisfying videos.”

“This is satisfying but pains me at the same time lol,” another wrote on the YouTube post.

“You need actual help lots of kids want the PS5 For Christmas and you buy one and just shred it like why though a child is now missing out on his PS5 for Christmas that’s because you bought it and shredded it,” someone else said of the clip.

We saw a similar outcry when The Mob’s Classify pranked Froste by slamming a brand new PS5 console to the ground and finishing the job with a sledgehammer.

Gamers will all feel that disturbing knot in the pit of their stomachs watching the video, and the sentiment around the PS5’s destruction won’t ease up until there’s vastly more stock for eager customers.