YouTube demonetises anti-vaccination videos

YouTube Demonetized Anti Vaxx Contents

This is not the first time YouTube has come under scrutiny for this very issue. The backlash around user comments will only increase content moderation pressures for YouTube, and could prompt the platform to focus more on the health of conversation on its platform, similar to Twitter.

"Through our advertising agency, we have reached out to Google/YouTube to determine actions they'll take to eliminate this type of content from their service". "We've also terminated over 400 channels for the comments they left on videos and reported illegal comments to law enforcement,". "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 unsafe material when reported".

DeFranco also said that the problem is not only with YouTube. To belong to the company, among other things, Nestlé, Disney, Dr. Oetker, Kellog's, and Fiat Chrysler. Walmart Inc., PepsiCo Inc. and others pulled spending in March 2017 after users found ads playing next to anti-Semitic videos.

The spokesperson also said YouTube has "strict policies" that prohibit videos that promote self-harm.

But the platform has resisted calls to take more drastic action, such as banning fringe political opinions, or blocking comments on any video featuring a child.

Seven different advertisers said they were not aware their ads were being served alongside anti-vaccination content that was found on channels such as VAXXED TV, LarryCook333, and iHealthTube, all of which have since been demonized by YouTube.

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Dr. Oetker asked YouTube "to explain how it could happen that advertising of our company was placed in an environment that we strictly reject and consider highly reprehensible ethically", the company said in a statement.

"They're providing links to actual child porn in YouTube comments", he said.

"There's more to be done, and we continue to work to improve and catch abuse more quickly", the spokesperson added. Most recently, channels promoting anti-vaccination, alternative and holistic medicine, or other forms of pseudoscience have been demonetized and prevented from running ads.

The crisis this time started when a video blogger showed how predators were finding otherwise innocuous videos of young girls and using comments to flag parts of the videos showing activities that could be twisted to be construed as sexual.

Watson's video shows that YouTube's comments section, when it comes to giving child predators a forum in which they can indulge their predilections, goes beyond vile and into the realm of unsafe.

YouTube has apparently been in crisis mode all week endeavoring to address the issue.

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