Porn Ads Appearing On Trending YouTube Videos

Excerpt of article by Josh Lee

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YouTube users have been hitting out at the platform after adverts linking to hardcore pornography began to appear before videos on the website’s trending page.

As first reported by Motherboard, videos from popular YouTubers including Markiplier, PewDiePie, Dude Perfect have been displaying an ad featuring a link to a site named “hot girl 2018, ” which features a lot of extremely NSFW content.

YouTube removed the pornographic ads once they were alerted.

In a statement, the said “We have clear policies against ads featuring graphic adult content. When we become aware of an ad that violates our policies, we immediately remove it and take appropriate action, including, and up to, suspending the responsible account.”

YouTube’s advertising policy strictly prohibits explicit adult content from being served on any YouTube video.

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