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Disturbing Rip-Off Cartoons

We look at the weird and disturbing world of fake videos online aimed at children that are watched by millions all over the world.

Thousands of videos aimed at children are posted on YouTube that initially look like some of their favourite cartoon series. On closer inspection all is not quite what it seems as it reveals weird and often disturbing content that is potentially unsuitable for young children. We investigate who is making this content and why? Is the onus on parents to take responsibility for their children’s viewing or should the host platform, YouTube, be doing more?

Reporter/Producer: Will Yates and Anisa Subedar
Presenter: Mike Wendling

Image: Peppa pig with a zombie face / Credit: Candy Family/YouTube

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Sun 26 Mar 2017 08:32GMT

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