We Wrestle With the Messy Politics of 'The Division 2' on Today's Podcast


[CW: child abuse]

Regarding parents filming their children for the entertainment of other children: A mother who has a very popular children’s YouTube channel, ‘Fantastic Adventures’, was just arrested for abusing her several adopted children when they didn’t perform properly in the videos. I won’t describe the abuse because it is incredibly intense. The channel had 250 million collective views, and was mostly composed of videos of the children doing silly challenges. YouTube’s response was to first demonetize the channel, and finally to terminate it.

I encourage parents to have your kids watch TV shows or movies when you feel like they have to watch something.