Groups Want FTC to Investigate YouTube Kids

Prominent consumer and child advocacy groups will ask the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's new YouTube Kids application, arguing that the search engine giant is unfairly and deceptively targeting toddlers with advertising on tablets and smartphones. "This is the opening shot in a new battle with Google, Nickelodeon, Amazon, Netflix, Cartoon Network and others that are trying to cash in on this generation of young children," said Jeff Chester, director of the Center for Digital Democracy.