2019 has been a great year for YouTube, as the video sharing site has been the subject of much criticism. Bloomberg News takes stock of a year spent taking responsibility and what awaits us in 2020.
As 2020 begins, the largest online video service is drawn deeper into political battles over privacy, copyright and content moderation. In response, YouTube tries to preserve the sanctity of its status as an online platform with little responsibility for what is happening on its site. Instead, this burden is increasingly weighing on the shoulders of regulators, video creators and other partners. Nowhere is this more evident than YouTube’s approach to children. A historic privacy agreement this year with the Federal Trade Commission forces YouTube to divide its huge site in half.
: YouTube took responsibility in 2019 – what now?