Ban Sought in U.S. for YouTube Ads ‘Masquerading’ as Kids’ Shows

  • Privacy groups bring debate over children’s ads to the web
  • Marketing to kids is restricted on traditional TV, not online

Consumer privacy watchdogs asked U.S. regulators to stop Google and other companies from running online children’s programs laden with unlabeled advertisements for such products as snack foods and toys on websites including YouTube and Instagram.

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