YouTube Go exits beta, now available in India and Indonesia

  • YouTube Go exits beta, now available in India and Indonesia

YouTube Go exits beta, now available in India and Indonesia

Around that time, Google pledged to more closely monitor advertisements that appear alongside YouTube videos, and give brands more control over where their ads appear. They have suggested that Google does more to ensure that they banish and restrict access to inappropriate videos.

YouTube also in the last week has removed ads from almost 2 million videos and over 50,000 channels that were "masquerading as family-friendly content", according to a rep.

Several big-name companies like Mars, Adidas, Hewlett-Packard and Deutsche Bank pulled their YouTube ads from the platform during the past week after their products appeared next to videos of scantily clad children with lewd and predatory comments posted below, CNBC reported.

While the exact origin and goal of the videos is unknown, Youtube has responded to outrage over the content by enacting a wave of bans against the most prominent of the account associated with the genre of videos.

YouTube, scrambling to respond to its latest brand-safety crisis involving videos with children that drew sexually inappropriate comments, says it has taken focused action to address the problem.

Most of these video appear to have been uploaded with innocent intent, often by children themselves. Likewise, a spokesperson for Lidl told Reuters such content is "completely unacceptable" and that YouTube's policies were "ineffective". "The algorithms are therefore incapable of detecting novel types of violations". Companies have three choices when placing their advertisements, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Youtube's quick response is obviously fueled, at least in part, by the sudden drop-out of companies whose ads had played before the offending videos. The videos of young girls that attracted sexualized comments were not, on their face, sexual. The company has also created policies that will age-restrict videos that have kid-friendly characters dealing with mature themes or adult humor. "If we really want to block all content that violates the platform rules, then we would have to move to a model where platform users submit content they want to publish to an editor for approval, as we do when publishing in journals". The platform terminated the channel in mid-November after reports highlighting inappropriate content, which included videos of children in pain and some with children throwing up.