A spokeswoman said YouTube has already terminated accounts and entire channels, disabled "infringing comments" and reported any illegal activity to law enforcement. The company saw only $ 8,000 in ad spend on the videos in question, the spokeswoman said, promising to repay marketing funds.
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7, when brands such as HP and Mars drew their ads after hearing about their campaigns. They ran into clips that were intended either for exploitation of children or a large number of pedophile comments contained. The companies eventually returned to buying ads after appearing to have touched on YouTube's situation, but apparently not everything was addressed. A surefire solution can be difficult. YouTube's content moderation is based on a mix of AI and human error that can not always be expected to be flawed, and many recent videos are legal in and of themselves. There may be a need for more aggressive monitoring if such incidents are to be avoided in the future.