Watch: YouTube’s A.I. Flagged This Horror Video As “For Kids”
It’s 3 minutes of creepy with a “VHS aesthetic” that creator Kris Straub is known for, but with a title like “Show For Children,” it’s no surprise that Youtube got it wrong.
But rather than allow the creator to change it himself, he’s had to file appeals. An article on Arstechnica.com, shared:
Local58TV has millions of views across its nine videos and is famous enough to have a Wikipedia page. The channel’s about page describes itself as “ANALOG HORROR AT 476 MHz. Unsettling shorts in the found footage/VHS aesthetic from Kris Straub.” The channel’s most popular video, “Contingency,” is a faux public service announcement from the “US Department for the Preservation of American Dignity.” The message, set to an ultra-creepy rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, declares that America has lost the war and was forced to surrender. Before the occupiers arrive though, you can “take America with you” by murder/suiciding your family. The video continues with instructions. This is obviously not the type of channel that is for kids!