McDonald's CEO Can Duck My Question but Can't Ignore our Movement to Protect Kids

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Charlie Feick

Yesterday, as part of an action organized by Corporate Accountability Interational, I had the opportunity to attend McDonald’s 2015 Annual Shareholders Meeting and ask new CEO, Steve Easterbrook, if he is ready to commit to ending his company’s predatory marketing to kids. As a teacher, it is particularly concerning to me that McDonald’s uses schools as its own personal ad space. I know the importance of keeping marketing out of schools, especially when the brand promoted is fueling today’s health epidemic.

Advocates Charge Google with Deceiving Parents about Content on YouTube Kids, Request FTC Action

Date of Release: 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Contacts: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh@commercialfreechildhood.org)
Jeff Chester (202-986-2220; jeff@democraticmedia.org)

Advocates Charge Google with Deceiving Parents about Content on YouTube Kids, Request FTC Action App for preschoolers is rife with videos that are potentially harmful to children

Stop the Unfair Ads on YouTube Kids

If we don’t act now, Google could singlehandedly demolish long-standing rules that protect children from harmful commercialism.

In February, Google launched the YouTube Kids app for preschoolers, a supposedly child-friendly version of its popular online video service. But YouTube Kids is no safe haven. Instead, it’s what noted media scholar Dale Kunkel calls, “the most hyper-commercialized media environment for children I have ever seen.”

Advocates File FTC Complaint Against Google's YouTube Kids

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Date of Release: 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Contacts: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh@commercialfreechildhood.org)
Jeff Chester (202-986-2220; jeff@democraticmedia.org)
Angela Campbell (202-662-9541; campbeaj@law.georgetown.edu)

Child and Consumer Advocates Urge Federal Trade Commission to Investigate and Bring Action Against Google for Excessive and Deceptive Advertising Directed at Children

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