Game Theory: Will Your Favorite Channel Survive 2020? (COPPA)

  • Published: 23 November 2019
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    Here we go again, another big, scary change coming to the platform that has Creators shaking in their boots. I'm talking about COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act. Now COPPA has been around for a while but not too long ago the FTC and YouTube got into things over whether or not YouTube was in violation of it. The results have a lot of channels - family, gaming, art, and many more - scared for their jobs, their livelihoods, and their homes on this platform. Today, I want to talk about the reality of COPPA going into 2020 and what we REALLY have to worry about and what we don't.

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    Writers: Matthew Patrick and Stephanie Patrick
    Editors: Tyler Mascola, Koen Verhagen, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
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  • numberLogan101
    numberLogan101  37 less than a minute back


    • DJ DiA Wolf
      DJ DiA Wolf  59 less than a minute back

      This is Karma. For all those ignorant parents letting their kids play all day on devices. But for some flipping reason...its effecting US. Artist. Musicians. This bad

      • Treeco
        Treeco  4 minutes back

        We should fight back

        • Hj Jjj
          Hj Jjj  7 minutes back

          You need to be thirteen to make a YouTube account. Is YouTube Kids not good enough for the FTC?

          • Code name Failures
            Code name Failures  8 minutes back

            Youtube forever my brothes

            • DyneTyrreal
              DyneTyrreal  10 minutes back

              MatPat is getting a bit to used to living the semi celebrity lifestyle and it can be terrifying to lose a cushier life. Worse case scenario he needs to get a new job and with his resume and reputation he won't have a hard time with that. If he wants to continue working in the future on what he is now he will need to start moving people over to another platform like bitchute. It doesn't appear to be healthy to be a celebrity, I wonder how being a semi celebrity from youtube affects a person, their ego and self confidence.

              • Code name Failures
                Code name Failures  11 minutes back


                • WolfyTv
                  WolfyTv  15 minutes back

                  I just want to enjoy videos lmao.

                  • SteezedBoi
                    SteezedBoi  17 minutes back

                    Lets raid the yt hq in 2020 they cant demonetize us all

                    • _kstar _
                      _kstar _  22 minutes back

                      2019: raiding area 51
                      2020: raiding the FTC

                    • SteezedBoi
                      SteezedBoi  23 minutes back

                      And there goes my dreams

                      • Purple Queen 22
                        Purple Queen 22  25 minutes back

                        *spam watches all my fav youtube channels before the end of the decade*

                        • localsymbiosis
                          localsymbiosis  28 minutes back

                          The advertisment for this video for me was a toy of the girl from frozen....

                          • z mahmood
                            z mahmood  32 minutes back

                            I had enough of this.We should just punish youtube and those laws by stop using this web for some time and see this web suffer.we punish youtube now or never

                            • CHTech Industries
                              CHTech Industries  32 minutes back

                              Ok, there is another issue.

                              The comment changes.

                              If its kid friendly, all comments are disabled... WHAT?

                              A basic AI could just remove keywoerds, like the f wor, the h word, and so on. Or, even make it to where those words can’t be seen by kids, but audukts can read it.

                              Now, I need to make an essay pointing out all of the problems, the issues, soloutions, and how atupid they are. In a nice tone of course.

                              • Tiara Bonner
                                Tiara Bonner  37 minutes back

                                No down on Gt we need a good ending in the fnaf theory

                                • Barker Barker
                                  Barker Barker  38 minutes back

                                  yahoo videos

                                  • freddy roblox and more
                                    freddy roblox and more  40 minutes back

                                    No plaz no not you mat pat plz doint quit plz or i will cry plz doint quit 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

                                    • Takayuki Gacha
                                      Takayuki Gacha  40 minutes back

                                      Don’t cry Mat...🥺

                                      • •YerDadi•
                                        •YerDadi•  40 minutes back

                                        New channel idea - Life Theory

                                        • Sylas Fermin
                                          Sylas Fermin  43 minutes back

                                          But the memes will save us all

                                          • Iamthebest Gaming
                                            Iamthebest Gaming  45 minutes back

                                            Wait what if ur videos are private, What does this do, I mean only you can see the videos, Ack.

                                            • nword boi
                                              nword boi  45 minutes back

                                              slavery? i mean it technically is because, well, you know.

                                              • nword boi
                                                nword boi  46 minutes back


                                                • Mr randoms Randomness
                                                  Mr randoms Randomness  48 minutes back

                                                  Lets just be ready for 2020

                                                  • Diavolo
                                                    Diavolo  51 minutes back

                                                    YouTube Kids:exists
                                                    Youtube 2020: let us become one

                                                    • A lonely boi who like dank memes. zzz

                                                      I got a question for you. Does it affect other youtubers in other countries? I mean the fact that COPPA is for the US but remember its not only Americans on this platform.

                                                      • Intouch Ninu
                                                        Intouch Ninu  54 minutes back

                                                        OH FRICK

                                                        • cochiseheflin
                                                          cochiseheflin  56 minutes back

                                                          By 2025 a third of you tubers will have quit due to no ads in their videos. No money, no content.

                                                          • Asher HasExoticButtersAndYouDont

                                                            Yup, YouTube’s gonna die.

                                                            • Dumbstersky __
                                                              Dumbstersky __  59 minutes back

                                                              Content Creator: Is there anything i can do?
                                                              Youtube:NO NO
                                                              NO NO

                                                              • Trent Landuyt
                                                                Trent Landuyt  59 minutes back

                                                                New trend STORM COPPA AND THE FTC, THEY CAN'T RUIN ALL OF OUR LIVES

                                                                • Isabella Cabrera
                                                                  Isabella Cabrera  60 minutes back

                                                                  no one likes you...

                                                                  • Conner
                                                                    Conner  1 hours back

                                                                    I get not exploiting children for money and the whole idea behind coppa. But how is it different from television? I was definitely being brainwashed to buy starwars Legos when I was watching the clone wars in kindergarten. So why is the internet different? Is it the ability to Target ads more accurately?

                                                                    • kimberly Sangster
                                                                      kimberly Sangster  1 hours back

                                                                      Bro, Coryxkenshin.

                                                                      • Bxbbly
                                                                        Bxbbly  1 hours back

                                                                        WHY FLAMINGO!!3!3!:!;!!(:&&:!;!4&;FRICKTHIS!;!:!:!:!:&;$;!

                                                                        • Lilchick0n
                                                                          Lilchick0n  1 hours back

                                                                          Dark ages are approaching

                                                                          • Lil Skittle
                                                                            Lil Skittle  1 hours back

                                                                            A good name for this would be THE COPPACOLYPSE

                                                                            • Draconian177
                                                                              Draconian177  1 hours back

                                                                              The world we live in is starting to go off the deep end we need something to bring us back. I don't want to lose the old Youtube and the channels I've grown used to

                                                                              • King Cruz
                                                                                King Cruz  1 hours back

                                                                                YouTubers endgame

                                                                                • Naivete
                                                                                  Naivete  1 hours back

                                                                                  So most of my favorite videos will be taken down?

                                                                                  • Naivete
                                                                                    Naivete  1 hours back

                                                                                    What am I gonna do ?-?

                                                                                    • RudeCopy
                                                                                      RudeCopy  1 hours back

                                                                                      can we just talk about how youtube completely forgot the fact they have an entire platform of kid’s video’s FOR KIDS. Oh wait, YOUTUBE KIDS FOR HECKS SAKE!!!

                                                                                      • weirdo
                                                                                        weirdo  1 hours back

                                                                                        As someone who watches multiple channels that could be counted as "kid friendly" channels (including the one you used as an example for Roblox) I wouldn't count any of them as kid friendly. Matthias from dope or nope called their channel a family channel cause even though they may not curse or do anything that could be counted as not kid friendly they still make questionable jokes.i wish YouTube realized that

                                                                                        • Hunter Beccia
                                                                                          Hunter Beccia  1 hours back

                                                                                          no FTC do not do it please do not take down Flamingo do not take down The Game Theorists do not take down DanTDM please take down KreekCraft do not take down Chadtronic do not take down Jayingee please take down Poke and thats all i have to say FTC remeber take down JakePal he cussed bye FTC and COPPA bye!!!!

                                                                                          • *SketchiiMoon*
                                                                                            *SketchiiMoon*  1 hours back

                                                                                            Coppa: Hmmm that’s a nice channel you got there.... it’d be a shame if someone,hmm idk... 𝙶𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊 43 𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚜𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚝

                                                                                            • Meaning Mark
                                                                                              Meaning Mark  2 hours back

                                                                                              What if rewind gets demonetized🤔

                                                                                              • MiniChaos
                                                                                                MiniChaos  2 hours back

                                                                                                F***I was actually crying when he said Dantdm,pewds,Jaiden animations are in trouble