YouTube-advertising moved about predatory accounts


Mars, Lidl, Adidas, and others have pulled all the ads from YouTube after a few found, in addition to clips from predators, children as a target group.

Investigations by the BBC and The times you can find tens of thousands of “robbers” – accounts used to leave explicit comments on children’s videos.

Problems with the video-sharing Website reporting system has been accused for the transfer of the accounts remain.

YouTube said it will work to clean up “urgently” to the site.Broken system

A Mars spokesman told the Guardian: “We are shocked and horrified to see that our ads appeared next to such exploitative and inappropriate content.”

He said it had immediately suspended advertising in the world on YouTube and Google. Advertising would not return until she was sure that YouTube safety had taken measures, it added.

Lidl, Deutsche Bank and Cadbury and many other big brands are also believed to have suspended advertising campaigns during the video-sharing site acts.

A YouTube spokesman said: “There are no ads on this content, and we are working urgently to fix this.”

The research found that the clips posted had innocently attracted by small children, on YouTube, the attention of predatory adults who left obscene comments and made sexually explicit demands.

The BBC was alerted to the scale of the problem, the volunteer members of the YouTube Trusted Flagger program, warning the Website to potential violations of its own policies.

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Familiar signs, spoke with the BBC said, it might not work up to 100,000 active predatory accounts on the site, the survival all were able to report because the system, you are good.

YouTube is responding to the twin investigations by closing accounts, which are used to predatory comments or turn off comments on thousands of videos.

The ad-suspensions come just days after YouTube unveiled new measures were adopted to prevent the spread of sexualised and violent content.

It promised to be tougher on the application of their guidelines on what was appropriate to block inappropriate comments on videos in which children and expunge ads target families with materials, is the offensive.

This is according to YouTube, about, accounts, the targeted children with videos about popular characters such as Peppa Pig, in a strange or disturbing situations has been criticized.

Also in June of this year, YouTube was forced to act, was the view by the big brands pulled, if you find it, the content was linked to videos, the with hatred and extremism.