YouTube under fire for recommending videos of kids with inappropriate comments…


Date: February 22, 2019

01) YouTube under fire for recommending videos of kids with inappropriate comments

Thanks to feinmann0!

“More than a year on from a child safety content moderation scandal on YouTube and it takes just a few clicks for the platform’s recommendation algorithms to redirect a search for “bikini haul” videos of adult women towards clips of scantily clad minors engaged in body contorting gymnastics or taking an ice bath or ice lolly sucking “challenge.”

A YouTube creator called Matt Watson flagged the issue in a critical Reddit post, saying he found scores of videos of kids where YouTube users are trading inappropriate comments and timestamps below the fold, denouncing the company for failing to prevent what he describes as a “soft-core pedophilia ring” from operating in plain sight on its platform.

We asked YouTube why its algorithms skew toward recommending videos of minors, even when the viewer starts by watching videos of adult women, and why inappropriate comments remain a problem on videos of minors more than a year after the same issue was highlighted via investigative journalism.

The company sent us the following statement in response to our questions:

“Any content — including comments — that endangers minors is abhorrent and we have clear policies prohibiting this on YouTube. We enforce these policies aggressively, reporting it to the relevant authorities, removing it from our platform and terminating accounts. We continue to invest heavily in technology, teams and partnerships with charities to tackle this issue. We have strict policies that govern where we allow ads to appear and we enforce these policies vigorously. When we find content that is in violation of our policies, we immediately stop serving ads or remove it altogether.”

A spokesman for YouTube also told us it’s reviewing its policies in light of what Watson has highlighted, adding that it’s in the process of reviewing the specific videos and comments featured in his video — specifying also that some content has been taken down as a result of the review.

However, the spokesman emphasized that the majority of the videos flagged by Watson are innocent recordings of children doing everyday things.”

How thoughtful of Matt Watson, to parade his “moral outrage” over “inappropriate comments”…


Advertisers Pull Off Youtube Over MAJOR Scandal… This Will Be BAD:

[About 4 minutes in.]


Youtube Ad CRISIS Gets WORSE, Comments Get You Demonetized Now?!:


Pedogeddon:

What exactly is “an obviously pedo comment”?…

…I mean…don’t get me wrong…I understand that some people take that to mean, comments which express a desire to have sexual contact with a kid…or point at something and insinuate it’s sexually titillating…

…But a lot of these sorts of comments are factually plants, from self appointed “concerned citizens”, who are trying to get videos they are paranoid about taken down…by posting comments like those just described, just to turn around and raise a stink about their own comments to outrage the naïve…

It’s essentially the exact same tactic as has been going on, with the false “hate crime” reports.

I am a pedophile…I very rarely leave any comments on YouTube…and even more rarely, do I leave a comment to a kids video, or to any video with a kid in it…But when I have, it’s always been of a style, which could have come from anybody…It’s generally pretty unremarkable…and I defy anyone who doesn’t already know me, to recognize it as having been authored by a pedophile.

Further…pedophiles are not “worse than Nazis”…

I’ve known many pedophiles, who were extraordinary human beings.

The comparison to Nazis, is just insane.


YouTube’s Predator Problem Stokes Fear and Concern:

I’m really, seriously not a fan of Philip DeFranco…but, here is something from him.

…In fact…I closed that tab once he started rambling on and on…because I pretty much cant stand everything about his style of presentation, and common video topics…


I’ve seen these types of comments, yes…No…I don’t spend my time, intentionally wandering around YouTube looking for videos with kids in them…But, I have ended up in this realm of YouTube a number of times…and I’ve seen the occasional comment left, with the time stamps and innuendo…

It’s impossible to say, how much of this is from plants…or agents of chaos, if you will…

…But, I do think as “a problem”, this has been way overblown out of proportion.

It’s words on a screen, which most people will never even see…

…In addition…anyone can publish time stamped links to any YouTube video, anywhere on the internet…What are they going to do about that?…cry until the entire free internet gets shut down?…

This is all, much ado about nothing.

If words on a screen, in the comments section of a video uploader offends them…they can delete those comments…

…If something illegal […and I stress “illegal”…not merely distasteful] is happening…they, or YouTube, can delete those comments…

Issue solved.

For the record…

…No…I don’t like seeing these kinds of comments left…Because everybody knows [including the person who is leaving said comment], that the internet is drowning with busy bodied moral supremacists, who obsess over making a massive stink over this very thing…and it always just turns into an idiotic pain in the ass, with moronic ramifications…like the one we are presently witnessing.

And, of course…we pedophiles are the ones who get blamed…instead of all the lily livered, mental lightweights, who are hyperventilating over a little bit of online crassness.

…Balanced perspective…

…It seems nearly nobody online has it.

I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy left for YouTube, itself [nor for those on YouTube, who’ve pushed an extreme anti-pedophile agenda]…They’ve always treated us like we are subhuman shit, who don’t deserve to be on their platform, regardless of how tame our content is.

A lot of us are political and social ghosts on YouTube…because we’ve never been given a fair chance to openly be ourselves, on the platform…

…The double standards are sickening.

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