YouTube Further Cracking Down On Inappropriate Children's Videos

29 November, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • YouTube Apologizes For Autocomplete Suggestion 'How To Have S*x With Your Kids'

Many big names such as Adidas, Cadbury, and Duetsche Bank have frozen their ad accounts with the platforms when they found out that their ads were being displayed with abusive content. If you don't know, YouTube Go is a lightweight version of the YouTube with more features such as video downloading and more.

In response, YouTube said, it has terminated more than 50 channels and have removed thousands of videos under its new kid-safe guidelines which it outlined in a blog post titled "5 ways we're toughening our approach to protect families on YouTube and YouTube Kids". The company is also working to fix an issue with its autocomplete feature that returned "s*x with kids" on a search for "how to have", according to Engadget. YouTube revealed to VICE, "Finally, over the past week we removed ads from almost 2 million videos and over 50,000 channels masquerading as family-friendly content", and repeated their opinion that "content that endangers children is abhorrent and unacceptable to us". (Those autocomplete terms appeared to have been removed by Tuesday morning.) The freakish search results may have been the work of trolls who successfully gamed the YouTube search algorithm to make the phrases appear at the top of the autocomplete list, the BuzzFeed report speculated.

Google said in a statement on Monday, "Earlier today our teams were alerted to this profoundly disturbing autocomplete result, and we worked to remove it as soon as we were made aware quickly".

This is an terrible autocomplete result and we really appreciate you making us aware.

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The Google-owned video-sharing site tells Variety that over the past week, it has removed more than 150,000 videos featuring children that had been targeted in the comments section by pedophiles.

YouTube says the matter is under investigation.

Google has previously explained in a blog post that predictions are based on popularity and the freshness of search terms. The algorithm filters out hurtful, offensive, and inappropriate queries by users. We also send freebies and lots of other goodies exclusively to our email subscribers.

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