YouTube's recommendation algorithms make the problem worse. "I can find this wormhole from a fresh YouTube account via innocuous videos within about five clicks", he added. YouTube admits there is more it can do to catch abuse, and in a more timely manner.
In response, many companies pulled advertisements from YouTube.
YouTube said it took "immediate action" to delete the offending accounts.
"Any content - including comments - that endangers minors is abhorrent and we have clear policies prohibiting this on YouTube", a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement provided to CNN Business.
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Over the past 48 hours, YouTube claims to have removed thousands of inappropriate comments from the videos and terminated over 400 channels who posted the comments.
This latest episode is a reminder that YouTube continues to struggle to police its own platform against the rules and policies it outlines in its terms of service.
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The above-mentioned companies are deciding to pull their ads from YouTube because the controversial videos involving young girls, ran right next to ads placed by them. A report from the Times of London in December found that YouTube was failing to remove flagged instances of child exploitation on livestreaming videos in a timely matter.
YouTube is going to have to earn back the trust of its former advertisers, and users, who saw something grotesque on the platform. The videos are not pornographic in nature but the comment sections are full of people time stamping parts of the video where the children featured in the video are in a compromising position.
Similarly, one of the reasons "Fortnite" rose to popularity was because of its reach on YouTube, especially among younger generations, Marketing Dive reported.