Companies are attracting their advertising campaigns from YouTube amid reports that a network of pedophiles is openly working in video comments sections of young children, Bloomberg reported. Disney and Nestlé are among those who claim to have taken their costs after the YouTube video came to the surface of the current issue. of children, especially young girls. These videos, which are monetized by the company, are flooded with comments from apparent pedophiles who trade with contact information and links to child pornography. They also note what Watson says, "points in the video where little girls are in compromising positions, sexually implicit positions." Once a YouTube user clicks on some of these videos, the content column they propose will be filled with child videos. and in some cases more graphic content. Once some of these videos have been reviewed, Wired mentioned the YouTube algorithm for videos that look popular with other pedophiles. In many cases, the site reports, the videos of young children to which ads have been attached before launch have accumulated hundreds of thousands or even millions of views.
"I can confirm that all Nestlé companies in the US have stopped advertising on YouTube," a spokesman for Nestlé said in an email statement. Bloomberg quoted sources as saying that Disney had followed suit, even though the company did not respond immediately to a request for a comment. Fortnite told Wired that through his advertising agency, the company "has reached YouTube to determine the actions they will take to eliminate this kind of content from their service. " Grammarly told Wired that he also contacted YouTube about the problem.
Anxious and predatory comments in children's YouTube videos led to a similar response from advertisers in 2017.
A YouTube spokesman said the company is working to address the problem and has deactivated comments on millions of children's videos. The company has also removed more than 400 accounts of some commentators on these videos, as well as some videos they believe may put young people at risk. The spokeswoman added that YouTube reported illegal comments to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. "Any content – including comments – that threatens minors is disgusting and we have clear rules banning it on YouTube," said a YouTube spokesman. in an email statement. "We immediately took action by deleting accounts and channels, reporting illegal actions by authorities, and disabling comments on tens of millions of videos that included minors. There is still more to be done, and we continue to work to improve and crack down on abuses.