YouTube Can Do Better Than This
YouTube reports that it removed ads from about 2 million videos and over 50,000 channels that featured disturbing content aimed at kids.
Some of the removed content is very disturbing and parents should be alarmed by this. It all starts with a child watching a video of their favorite cartoon and then the recommendation engine kicks in and starts playing inappropriate videos that could be very harmful to young children.
Many questions arise, but is YouTube taking advantage of the revenue ‘until people notice’?
Other Content Is Already Being Blocked
YouTube is constantly blocking and removing questionable content such as porn, so this kind of unsuitable content should be easy to throw in that same bucket.