YouTube Pulls Exploitative Child Videos as Advertisers Flee


YouTube Pulls Exploitative Child Videos as Advertisers Flee

Those actions come after British newspaper The Times last week reported that ads from big-name brands like Adidas, eBay, Amazon, and candy maker Mars were appearing on YouTube videos "showing scantily clad children", including "young girls filming themselves in underwear, doing the splits, brushing their teeth or rolling around in bed".

The reports quickly drew condemnation from major advertisers who quickly removed their ads from the video platform.

Google announced YouTube Go in September past year, giving users the ability to download, view, and share the videos for free. We'll call it "Adpocalypse II". Wright says that Google terminated more than 50 channels and removed thousands of videos over the past week using the new guidelines. Now the company took a pledge to create a family-friendly user interface for all. If you don't know, YouTube Go is a lightweight version of the YouTube with more features such as video downloading and more.

The move has yet to convince major companies from keeping their ads on the platform.

. YouTube revealed to VICE, "Finally, over the past week we removed ads from almost 2 million videos and over 50,000 channels masquerading as family-friendly content", and repeated their opinion that "content that endangers children is abhorrent and unacceptable to us".

Meanwhile, Google told Engadget it's not sure why YouTube's autocorrect system returned the aforementioned "profoundly disturbing" results; it removed them as soon as it was alerted to the problem.

Finally, Google has made the YouTube Go public. HP suspended all advertising worldwide on YouTube after learning that one of its ads was placed "in a bad and inappropriate context". Uploaders would earn money from these companies for their radical content.

The app basically allows users to download and subsequently view content more freely even with a slow mobile data or no internet connection. To have that equity destroyed or degraded by sub-optimum controls by any media vendor, ad-tech supplier or publisher is totally unacceptable to the ANA and its members.



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