YouTube said on Friday it would prevent channels promoting the content of anti-vaccination from running ads, claiming that such content is strictly under its policy to prohibit videos with "harmful and harmful" content from being monetized . News made some inquiries about YouTube-based algorithmic recommendations where the YouTube algorithm returned anti-vaccinational videos after viewing pro-vaccination content. More importantly, many anti-vaccination videos have been monetized with ads. Many advertisers then downloaded their ads after the BuzzFeed investigation.
We have strict rules governing what videos we allow ads to show, and videos that promote anti-vaccinate content are a violation of these policies. We apply these rules vigorously and if we find a video that violates them, we immediately take action and remove the ads, "a YouTube spokesman told BuzzFeed News.
Seven different advertisers said they were not familiar with their ads. were delivered along with anti-vaccination content found on channels such as VAXXED TV, LarryCook333 and iHealthTube, all of which were demonized by YouTube. Some companies, like Vitacost, have promised to stop buying software from YouTube at all, once their ads have been released together with child videos. YouTube has also recently been blamed for the rise of Earth Earth.
This comes as a result of the removal of millions of YouTube videos and channels last year from YouTube for spam, scams, extreme content, or conspiracy theories.
The most remarkable thing was the removal of the Alex Jones Channel, the infamous InfoWars host, and the right-wing theorist. Legislators have been pushing technology companies like Facebook and Google to stop the proliferation and perpetuation of dangerous disinformation, with California lawmaker Adam Schiff writing an open letter to Google's chief executive, Sundar Pichai
Earlier, he said he worked for applying algorithmic changes in its Up Next category to combat disinformation and content related to the theory of plot. YouTube changes say "will be gradual and will become more accurate over time."