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Advertisers Abandon YouTube Over Concerns That Pedophiles Lurk In Comments Section

“Big brands are pulling their ads off YouTube over concerns that potential sexual predators are gathering in the comment sections of videos featuring children. In response, YouTube has deleted more than 400 channels and suspended comments on tens of millions of videos as it tries to purge the system of pedophiles. The controversy emerged after a former YouTube content creator described what he called a “soft-core pedophile ring” on the site. Pedophiles are communicating with each other in the comments and trading links to illegal pornography, Matt Watson said in a video posted this week that has been viewed millions of times.”

Read entire article: https://www.npr.org/2019/02/22/696949013/advertisers-abandon-youtube-over-concerns-that-pedophiles-lurk-in-comments-secti