YouTube Bans Adverts on Anti-Vaccination Video Channels

Monday, 25 Feb, 2019

Also Read: YouTube finally decides to change its community guidelines strike system Previously, a spokesperson at YouTube informed the media that their team took instant action of the violations and reports to the concerned authority have been dispatched. The Alphabet-owned company has talked to key ad agencies and major companies to address it, according to AdWeek's sources familiar with the matter.

That content creator is Matt Watson, also known as MattsWhatItIs, who posted a video of his finds on Sunday.

YouTube said Friday that it would pull advertising from videos that espouse anti-vaccination conspiracy theories, according to BuzzFeed.

The issue has been circulating the YouTube platform for several days.

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 risky.

The suicide instructions are sandwiched between clips from the popular Nintendo game Splatoon and delivered by a man speaking in front of what appears to be a green screen - an apparent effort to have him blend in with the rest of the animated video. Now the company tells the New York Times today, "Until Google can protect our brand from offensive content of any kind, we are removing all advertising from YouTube".

YouTube has angered creators by revealing that it is now demonetising videos based on the comments that other users leave below them. One of her videos titled Miranda Sings Gymnastics Lesson! w/ Parker received over 3 million views and combining the views revealed by Jessica, the channel received over 4 million views with just six videos equating to an estimated $4,500 in revenue.

The comments from the troubled users link the posts together to encourage the site's algorithms to suggest more videos of similar content, without having to explicitly label the videos in any way.

YouTube has announced that it will no longer allow to monetise channels, which promote anti-vaccination content after it was found that ads, including some from health companies, were running alongside anti-vaccination videos. She said numerous kids she treats in the ER list videos on YouTube as a method used to learn destructive behaviors and self-harm techniques.

Since last week, multiple advertisers including Disney, Nestle and Epic Games have stopped advertising on YouTube.

YouTube said it had disabled comments on millions of videos that "could be subject to predatory comments". "There's more to be done, and we continue to work to improve and catch abuse more quickly".

Readers, your thoughts: is it time for YouTube to turn off comments?