Monday February 17, 2020

Yet another wake-up call for YouTube

The video platform has been accused of facilitating paedophiles who are searching for content that exploits children. It needs to act to target the culprits

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
24th February, 2019

YouTube is facing another major battle to keep advertisers happy following accusations last week that its algorithm is facilitating paedophilia content.

A video posted by content creator Matt Watson called ‘YouTube is facilitating the sexual exploitation of children, and it’s being monetised’ raised alarms as to how paedophiles were working together in the comments sections of YouTube videos.

The video itself is quite disturbing and discretion is advised if you are...

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