Soon YouTube Demonetizes Anti-Vaccination Channels And Videos

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This comes in the wake of YouTube removing millions of videos and channels past year for spam, scams, extreme content, or conspiracy theories.

Now, the company says it will limit or prohibit ads on videos featuring minors or videos that receive predatory comments.

Hasbro said it was "pausing all advertising on YouTube, and has reached out to Google/YouTube to understand what actions they are taking to address this issue and prevent such content from appearing on their platform in the future".

Will Facebook and other social platforms follow suit or reconsider their position on related content?

While it appears that most of these channels were created to share videos specifically with pedophiles, it's important to parents to be as vigilant as ever about what videos of their kids are being posted online.

Many on social media have given their view, one user wrote, "Basically, YouTube seems to be hatching a plan to enforce a new policy that will say "no children allowed in videos", and another said, "YouTube shooting themselves in the foot by taking nice things away from nice people because of disgusting ones".

As Watson noted in his video, this is a problem that YouTube has been battling for years.

YouTube said it had removed some of the content, which violated its policies against child endangerment, nudity and other behavior it considers inappropriate. Reason: pedophiles use the comment columns of mostly harmless Videos with (scantily clad) in children, to exchange ideas and to network.

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.

Nestle, the owner of brands like Kit-Kat and Nespresso, chose to "pause" its advertising on YouTube after some of its ads were shown on videos "where inappropriate comments were being made", a company spokesperson said.

YouTube also worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to determine illegal activity. The blogger, Matt Watson, demonstrated how if users clicked on one of the clips, YouTube's algorithms recommended similar ones.

"There's more to be done, and we continue to work to improve and catch abuse more quickly", a YouTube spokesperson said.

LOS ANGELES - YouTube, under fire for facilitating the spread of conspiracy theories and other misinformation, said it will no longer serve ads on channels that espouse anti-vaccination rhetoric.

In January, YouTube announced a change to its content-recommendations system aimed at reducing the recommendation of "borderline content and content that could misinform users in harmful ways".

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