|Video-sharing platform YouTube has been strengthening protection to limit the risk of exploitation of minors. Korea Times files|
By Lee Gyu-lee
YouTube, the largest video-sharing platform, no longer allows children aged 12 and under to live-stream without an adult's supervision, it said on its official blog Monday.
"Channels not in compliance with this policy may lose their ability to live stream," it said.
Protecting children from harmful content such as abusive comments has become YouTube's priority.
The platform has launched algorithm-based classifiers to detect unsupervised live-streaming videos and unsuitable comments.
YouTube has disabled comments from tens of millions of videos containing minors over the few months since it starting blocking comment in February.
It has continuously been updating its enforcement policy to strengthen the protection of minors using its platform.
"YouTube is a company made up of parents and families, and we'll always do everything we can to prevent any use of our platform that attempts to exploit or endanger minors," it said.