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Disney, Nestle and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games have paused advertising on YouTube

Nestle and others have suspended YouTube ads over news of a pedophile network on the site


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Disney, Nestle and “Fortnite” maker Epic Games have paused advertising on YouTube after reports of a pedophile network rampant in the comments of monetized videos, according to Bloomberg and spokespeople for the companies.

The controversy stems from reports that pedophiles have latched onto videos of young children, often girls, marking time stamps that show child nudity and objectifying the children in YouTube’s comments section. The move is a familiar black eye for Google-owned YouTube, which frequently battles content moderation challenges and is losing market share of the digital advertising industry. The platform has come under fire before for selling ads against offensive and extremist content.—More…

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