Pedophilia: Nestlé, Disney, others pull down their YouTube ads
Multinational brands, Nestlé, Disney and Dr. Oetker have pulled their adverts from streaming platform giant, YouTube over child exploitation fears.
This move comes after a video blogger, Matt Watson raised gruesome concerns that child molesters and pedophiles make use of the streaming platform to gather information of young girls.
There has been an outcry from people and in all sense of morality, the Google-owned company has suffered heavy criticism.
However YouTube has now issued a statement via its spokesperson. “We took immediate action by deleting accounts and channels reporting illegal activity to authorities and disabling comments on tens of million of videos that include minors,” the statement read.
German food giant, Dr Oetker has since reacted to the latest occurrence on the digital advertising space after it halted its ads on the streaming platform.
The company said in a statement that they have asked YouTube “to explain howit could happen that advertiing of our company was placed in an environment that we strictly reject and consider highly reprehensible ethically.”
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