YouTube Stars Panic as Site Pulls Ads over "Inappropriate Comments"

YouTube kills 400 channels for hosting pedophilic comments

YouTube kills 400 channels for hosting pedophilic comments

The Google-owned video platform said its advertising policy bans "dangerous and harmful" content from monetization and it would now stop serving ads against anti-vaccination channels and videos. The brands released strongly worded statements, and YouTube scrambled to assure its clients it was fixing the problem. Numerous videos have been seen by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of viewers, and they have hundreds of comments.

In 2017, YouTube faced a loss of advertisers after companies pulled out because videos were being paired with extremist, violent and racist content.

Watson's video shows that YouTube's comments section, when it comes to giving child predators a forum in which they can indulge their predilections, goes beyond vile and into the realm of unsafe.

As online anger built over the issue raised by Watson, YouTube "took immediate action by deleting accounts and channels, reporting illegal activity to authorities and disabling comments on tens of millions of videos that include minors", said a spokesperson for the video platform.

The company also disabled comments on millions of videos featuring minors.

YouTube will no longer allow anti-vaccination videos to run ads, reports BuzzFeed News.

YouTube said it had removed some of the content, which violated its policies against child endangerment, nudity and other behavior it considers inappropriate.

Side note: YouTube, instead of penalising innocent content creators, such as Jessica and her incredible family, perhaps focus on introducing a new system that filters out, or better yet, blocks hateful, "illegal comments".

Jessica went on to explain the comments are "highly monitored" but YouTube has stated they have taken this "aggressive approach" due to "an abundance of caution related to content that may endanger minors".

Nestle SA, AT&T Inc. and a slew of others paused their ads on Google's video-sharing site after a blogger showed how YouTube can be used to forge networks of people engaged in child exploitation.

Over the years, we've written about many issues that parents need to be aware of when it comes to the content on YouTube.

"There's more to be done, and we continue to work to improve and catch abuse more quickly", YouTube said in a statement.

Seven different advertisers said they were not aware their ads were being served alongside anti-vaccination content that was found on channels such as VAXXED TV, LarryCook333, and iHealthTube, all of which have since been demonized by YouTube. "What we're all hoping is that brands and YouTube will together realize that they'll make even more money if they get a solid grip on brand safety".

Despite being criticized by the majority of the creators, some came out in the defense of YouTube.

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