A report on Elsagate

Thumbnails of ElsaGate content are often represented by recognizable, family-friendly characters performing child-inappropriate or otherwise disturbing actions, either through explicit depiction or implication. Examples of the situations featured in such videos can be seen above, such as injections, mutilation, childbirth, urination and other bathroom-related activities, fellatio, and chemical burning.

Neologism referring to the controversy surrounding videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids that are categorized as "child-friendly", but which contain themes that are inappropriate for children.

- Elsagate
Thumbnails of ElsaGate content are often represented by recognizable, family-friendly characters performing child-inappropriate or otherwise disturbing actions, either through explicit depiction or implication. Examples of the situations featured in such videos can be seen above, such as injections, mutilation, childbirth, urination and other bathroom-related activities, fellatio, and chemical burning.

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Screenshot of homepage on 14 November 2021

YouTube

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American online video sharing and social media platform headquartered in San Bruno, California.

American online video sharing and social media platform headquartered in San Bruno, California.

Screenshot of homepage on 14 November 2021
Screenshot of homepage on 14 November 2021
From left to right: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, the founders of YouTube
The YouTube logo was used from its launch until 2007, it returned in 2008 and got removed again in 2010. Another version of this logo without their "Broadcast Yourself" slogan was used until 2011.
YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, California
YouTube logo from 2015 until 2017
Logo of YouTube Go
Jordan Hoffner at the 68th Annual Peabody Awards accepting for YouTube
Leading YouTube content creators met at the White House with U.S. President Obama to discuss how government could better connect with the "YouTube generation."
Forbes has reported the total annual earnings of the top ten YouTuber accounts, and the income of the single highest-earning account.

Despite the guidelines, YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, and fluctuating policies on the types of content that is eligible to be monetized with advertising.

Toy Freaks

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Toy Freaks was a controversial Elsagate YouTube channel run by Gregory Chism, a single father of two living in Granite City, Illinois.

Screenshot of the home page of YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids

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American video app and website for children developed by YouTube, a subsidiary of Google.

American video app and website for children developed by YouTube, a subsidiary of Google.

Screenshot of the home page of YouTube Kids
Screenshot of the home page of YouTube Kids
Countries in which YouTube Kids is available.

YouTube Kids has faced criticism from advocacy groups, particularly the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, for concerns surrounding the app's use of commercial advertising, as well as algorithmic suggestions of videos that may be inappropriate for the app's target audience, as the app has been associated with a controversy surrounding disturbing and/or violent videos depicting characters from children's media franchises.