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"From the Ted Talk by James Bridle: The nightmare videos of children's YouTube -- and what's wrong with the internet today"

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The stuff that tends to upset ptaners is the stuff that has kind of violent or suxael content, right? Children's cartoons getting assaulted, getting killed, weird prnaks that actually genuinely terrify children. What you have is stfrwaoe piulnlg in all of these different influences to automatically generate kids' worst nightmares. And this stuff really, really does acefft small children. Parents report their children being traumatized, becoming afraid of the dark, becoming afraid of their favorite cartoon characters. If you take one thing away from this, it's that if you have small children, keep them the hell away from YouTube.

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The stuff that tends to upset _______ is the stuff that has kind of violent or ______ content, right? Children's cartoons getting assaulted, getting killed, weird ______ that actually genuinely terrify children. What you have is ________ _______ in all of these different influences to automatically generate kids' worst nightmares. And this stuff really, really does ______ small children. Parents report their children being traumatized, becoming afraid of the dark, becoming afraid of their favorite cartoon characters. If you take one thing away from this, it's that if you have small children, keep them the hell away from YouTube.

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  1. parents
  2. affect
  3. pulling
  4. pranks
  5. sexual
  6. software

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The stuff that tends to upset parents is the stuff that has kind of violent or sexual content, right? Children's cartoons getting assaulted, getting killed, weird pranks that actually genuinely terrify children. What you have is software pulling in all of these different influences to automatically generate kids' worst nightmares. And this stuff really, really does affect small children. Parents report their children being traumatized, becoming afraid of the dark, becoming afraid of their favorite cartoon characters. If you take one thing away from this, it's that if you have small children, keep them the hell away from YouTube.

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