YouTube ‘paedophilia ring’ scandal: More than 400 channels banned

25 February, 2019, 09:45 | Author: Frank Williams
  • People hold up laptops while filming a video underneath signage outside a You Tube Inc. office in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles California U.S

"Every quarter, we remove millions of videos and channels that violate our policies, and we remove the majority of these videos before they have any views".

AT&T Inc pulled all its advertising from Alphabet Inc's YouTube for the second time in two years after a magazine reported the platform displayed ads next to videos that showed the exploitation of children.

Although Ballinger claimed that she heavily monitors her comments section, the site went on to clarify that their new policy is "an abundance of caution" in response to concerns of child predators across the platform, as brought up by YouTuber "MattsWhatItIs" in a chilling video during mid-February.

The Nestle spokesperson expressed optimism that YouTube would be able to tackle the problems quickly, noting that the inappropriate content affected "an extremely low volume" of the company's ads.

"We have strict policies that govern what videos we allow ads to appear on, and videos that promote anti-vaccination content are a violation of those policies", YouTube said in a statement.

BuzzFeed reports that the demonetized accounts include anti-vaccination channels LarryCook333 and VAXXED TV, as well as "alternative medicine" channel iHealthTube.

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Since then, she has reported several hundred inappropriate clips to YouTube. Find a better solution and stop pushing away your creators, YouTube. The rise of the number of measles cases is blamed to the rising refusal of parents to vaccinate their children.

What do you make of Epic Games pulling advertising from YouTube? 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 media agency executive says brand ads on YouTube serve billions of impressions for marketers, so the fact that one or two appear on videos like those pointed out by Watson is bad, but considering it's out of a few billion, it's a ratio those marketers have to live with because they need YouTube to communicate to their audience. The Google video portal has been deleted in a first reaction, more than 400 channels and millions of comments.

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

Of course, YouTube isn't the only internet company accused of providing a megaphone for crackpot ideas. Recently, lawmakers have been putting pressure on tech companies like Facebook and Google to stop the spread and perpetuation of unsafe misinformation, with Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, writing an open letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

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