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UK firms pull ads on YouTube due to 'inappropriate' placing

Friday 17 March 2017 | 12:40 CET | News
The UK government has removed its adverts from YouTube amid concerns they are appearing next to "inappropriate" material on the video-sharing site. The Cabinet Office said it was seeking assurances from YouTube's owner Google that its messages would be displayed in a "safe and appropriate way" in future, the BBC reports. A recent investigation by the Times found adverts were appearing alongside content from supporters of extremist groups. Google said it would review controls, adding it has "strict guidelines" about the placement of adverts but conceded "we don't always get it right".

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Categories: Internet
Companies: BBC / Channel 4 / Google / Sky / Vodafone / YouTube
Countries: United Kingdom
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