A United States House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids, saying the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material in “a wasteland of vapid, consumerist content” so it can serve them ads. Al Jazeera reports that in a letter sent to YouTube’s CEO, the US House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy said YouTube does not do enough to protect kids from material that could harm them. Instead, it relies on artificial intelligence and creators’ self-regulation to decide what videos make it on to the platform. And despite changes in the wake of a 2019 settlement, the letter notes, YouTube Kids still shows ads to children. But instead of basing ads on kids’ online activity, it now targets them based on the videos they are watching.