Advocates Seek To Curb Online Ads For Kids

By Jordan Weinstein

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Feb. 8, 2012

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Some advocates argue that children are particularly vulnerable to advertising's persuasive intent, and that merits some legislative protections against online targeted ads. (Michael Bentley/Flickr)
 


Protecting children from the predatory aspects of advertising on television continues to be the domain of the Federal Communications Commission, which has regulatory jurisdiction over the broadcast and cable industries. But what about the emerging world of Internet advertising on computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles? WGBH Radio’s Jordan Weinstein put the question to Josh Golin, Associate Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, based in Boston.

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