YouTube Removes Ads from Anti-Vaccine Channels

What you need to know about YouTube’s pedophile problem

Numerous advertisers identified in Watson's video and in Wired's subsequent report - among them Epic Games and GNC - said they've suspended advertising on YouTube. 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.

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.

A spokesperson for Nestle said that the food and drink conglomerate has chose to "pause advertising on Youtube globally" following the discovery that "an extremely low volume" of their ads were shown on the videos in question.

"Any content - including comments - that endangers minors is abhorrent and we have clear policies prohibiting this on YouTube", a YouTube spokesperson said. There's overwhelming scientific and medical evidence that childhood vaccinations are both safe and effective at curbing disease outbreaks. They wanted to work together on the Problem, quoted a spokesman of Youtube in the US-industry portal "The Verge". Examples YouTube gave at the time of "borderline" content included videos claiming that the Earth was flat, or those espousing serious medical misinformation.

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

YouTube has taken off the video but doctor Hess has found seven more disturbing videos for kids in the app and warns parents all over the world to keep a sharper eye on what their kids are watching.

Readers, your thoughts: is it time for YouTube to turn off comments?

Of course, YouTube isn't the only internet company accused of providing a megaphone for crackpot ideas.

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. Recently, lawmakers have been putting pressure on tech companies like Facebook and Google to stop the spread and perpetuation of risky misinformation, with Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, writing an open letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal report that Walt Disney Co. and McDonald's, respectively, have pulled advertising, too. Internal messages from Google obtained by Breitbart News revealed that YouTube manually intervened to promote officially verified sources from the mainstream and left-wing media over pro-life and conservative videos in search results for "abortion" and "abortions", an action that one Google employee called a "smoking gun" proving political bias on the part of the tech giant.

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