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Congress, Justice Department take aim at tech, hoping to halt spread of child sexual exploitation online

In Congress, Democrats and Republicans are banding together to introduce legislation that essentially offers the industry an ultimatum: Take aggressive, potentially controversial steps to thwart child sexual exploitation on the web, or risk losing some of the long-standing legal protections, known as Section 230. The so-called Earn It Act bill from GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham […]

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A 13-year-old girl makes as much as $1,000 a day creating ASMR videos, as YouTube works to keep its child stars safe

Life of Mak/YouTubeMackenna Kelly, the star of the “Life with MaK” ASMR YouTube channel.Life of Mak/YouTube ASMR, short for autonomous sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon where certain soft whispering or tapping sounds cause a tingly sensation in some people. It’s become a whole YouTube phenomenon. A new report from Wired UK found an overlooked […]