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Brands pull YouTube ads over images of children

One clip of a pre-teenage girl in a nightie drew 6.5 million views

Reuters  |  London 

Lidl, Cadbury maker Mondelez, Mars and other companies have pulled advertising from YouTube after the Times newspaper found the video-sharing site was showing clips of scantily clad children alongside the ads of major brands. Comments from hundreds of paedophiles were posted alongside the videos, which appeared to have been uploaded by the children themselves, according to a Times investigation. One clip of a pre-teenage girl in a nightie drew 6.5 million views. The paper said YouTube, a unit of Alphabet subsidiary Google, had allowed sexualised imagery of children to be easily ...

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First Published: Fri, November 24 2017. 21:16 IST
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