Advertisers flee YouTube after video comments get even more disgusting

Advertisers flee YouTube after video comments get even more disgusting

Advertisers flee YouTube after video comments get even more disgusting

"We took immediate action by deleting accounts and channels, reporting illegal activity to authorities and disabling violative comments", a spokeswoman for YouTube said in an email.

Advertisers began pulling their ad spending from the site after YouTuber Matt Watson shared a video earlier this week that highlighted the methods used by apparent paedophiles in video comments to exploit children, including sharing contact information, captioning videos in an inappropriate manner, and timestamping specific parts of the videos. DeFranco even praised the team of YouTube in his video and said that YouTube has always been working to remove unsolicited videos from its platform.

Facebook and Google have been under mounting pressure to deal with the volume of conspiracy theory and misinformation content on vaccinations.

Hasbro said it was "pausing all advertising on YouTube, and has reached out to Google/YouTube to understand what actions they are taking to address this issue and prevent such content from appearing on their platform in the future".

According to BuzzFeed, which first reported the news, channels that will likely be cut off from monetization include VAXXED TV, LarryCook333 and iHealthTube.

Since then, she has reported several hundred inappropriate clips to YouTube.

YouTube stated on Friday that it would prevent channels promoting anti-vaccination content from running ads, saying that such content falls strictly under its policy of prohibiting videos with "dangerous and harmful" content to be monetized.

A child is given the measles vaccination.

YouTube has run into this kind of problem in the past. That includes videos promoting bogus miracle cures for serious illnesses, claiming the Earth is flat, or making "blatantly false claims" about historical events like the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to YouTube.

The comments from the troubled users link the posts together to encourage the site's algorithms to suggest more videos of similar content, without having to explicitly label the videos in any way.

It also said it had disabled comments on tens of millions of videos that "could be subject to predatory comments".

Chi Hea Cho, a spokeswoman for YouTube's parent company, Google, told the New York Times that the pedophiles' comments and actions are "abhorrent".

On another front, YouTube previous year began displaying links to Wikipedia articles on conspiracy videos.

In 2017, YouTube faced a loss of advertisers after companies pulled out because videos were being paired with extremist, violent and racist content. Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal report that Walt Disney Co. and McDonald's, respectively, have pulled advertising, too.

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