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YouTube Being Used By Pedophiles In Plain Sight In Comments Under Video

YouTube Being Used By Pedophiles In Plain Sight In Comments Under Video

A YouTube spokesperson told AdWeek, "Any content-including comments-that endangers minors is abhorrent, and we have clear policies prohibiting this on YouTube". Find a better solution and stop pushing away your creators, YouTube.

The shocking video has been edited in between the Nintendo game Splatoon and the man Filthy Frank a YouTuber says "Remember, kids, sideways for attention, longways for results".

These are the types of videos on YouTube that Fortnite ads would play over as well as ads for other companies.

This purge of comments and channel terminations follows after a USA man, called Matt Watson, uploaded a video titled YouTube Is Facilitating the Sexual Exploitation of Children, and it's Being Monetised (2019) which caused a huge backlash from YouTuber Keem Star who shared his thoughts on his channel DramaAlert.

The Google-owned service has also disabled the comments on tens of millions of videos featuring minors and reported the discovered illegal comments to law enforcement, a YouTube spokesperson told PCMag. Reason: pedophiles use the comment columns of mostly harmless Videos with (scantily clad) in children, to exchange ideas and to network.

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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 very 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 approach came after just one month, AT&T, the U.S. wireless carrier had announced that they would soon be purchasing advertisements on YouTube after almost a two-year long boycott of the platform. The Google video portal has been deleted in a first reaction, more than 400 channels and millions of comments.

YouTube's move comes days after several big companies, such as Epic Games and Nestle, pulled ads from YouTube because they were running on videos where adults were making inappropriate comments about under-aged children. P&G, the biggest advertiser in the United States, kept ads off of YouTube for more than a year. The site reported that at least seven advertisers were unaware that their brands were being attached to this kind of content and despite the fact that YouTube's ad policies aren't new. Some companies, like Vitacost, have vowed to stop purchasing programmatic media from YouTube altogether, after their ads were run alongside videos of child exploitation. "We also need to fight to have the developers of social media platforms held responsible when they do not assure that age restriction are followed and when they do not remove inappropriate and/or risky material when reported".

The explanation that YouTube is demonetising videos based on comments left by other people - all, ultimately, to protect advertisers, is shockingly not sitting well with YouTube creators, who already have a pretty jaded view of YouTube's intentions. "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".

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