Unauthorized access by minors to inappropriate content on online platforms is a growing and worrying problem. And all kinds of strategies are often used to achieve this.
Blue YouTube and orange YouTube look like simple codes used in video tags on TikTok, seemingly harmless.
For example, a strategy called “blue YouTube” and “orange YouTube” has become popular on TikTok, which has allowed minors to access pornographic content without restrictions.
What are YouTube Blue and YouTube Orange codes.
Initially “YouTube Blue” and “YouTube Orange” appear to be simple. codes used in video tags in TikTok, seemingly harmless.
However these codes are designed to direct minors to pornographic websites whose logos match the above colors. This fact has become widely known, but so far no effective action seems to have been taken to address this worrying situation.
“Blue YouTube” and “orange YouTube” are two different forms of. leading minors to pornographic content.. These codes are mentioned in TikTok videos, inviting minors to search for more content on specific websites. The lack of control and moderation at TikTok has allowed these codes to be used without restriction, exposing minors to inappropriate and potentially harmful material.
This is to avoid mentioning the names of certain pages that host adult content. Instead, “blue YouTube” and “orange YouTube” are noted.
The latter term alludes to a pornographic website such as PornHub, which includes that color in its logo. Blue, could refer to OnlyFans. These mentions – like “algospeak” – go unnoticed by content filtering algorithms if a TikTok user invites to play the rest of their content “available on YouTube orange”.
Moreover, there is the added problem that these codes can change at any time to continue to allude to platforms external to TikTok where content unsuitable for minors is invited to be consumed.
Use of TikTok by minors.
TikTok is one of the most popular social networks among children under 20, although it has diversified the age of its audience over the last three years. According to a study on digital habits in childhood conducted by Qustodio children spend on average 80 minutes a day on TikTok. In addition, there has been a 150% increase in the use of social applications by minors in Spain.
TikTok has reformed its usage rules for under-18s. The measures adopted include setting the accounts of users between 13 and 15 years old as private by default. There are also limitations on the control of inappropriate content due to the lack of human moderation.
Unlike platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, where content is reviewed by human moderators, TikTok primarily uses artificial intelligence and algorithms to filter content. This has proven to be insufficient, as some inappropriate videos manage to evade the filters and reach the view of users, including those under 13, which is the minimum age to use TikTok.
The consequences of this uncontrolled access to inappropriate content go beyond simple exposure to material unsuitable for their age. Minors also face situations of sexual harassment and requests for intimate photos from other users.