- It is totally appalling to witness and terrible to look at. Exploiting minors is against everything we stand for.
It says the information manager at Google Denmark Jesper Vangkilde, after videotjenesten YouTube, run by Google, has come under fire for being abused by paedophile networks.
YouTube has responded by closing 400 channels and removed the commentary from the millions of videos.
the Response comes after youtuberen Matt Watson, in a video pointed out, how the users in videoernes comment box to share contact information and links to child pornography.
in Addition, leaving users comments about when in the videos the minors appearing in specific positions.
- It seems that there are some who cynically exploit the innocent videos for obscure purposes, says Jesper Vangkilde.
It can be quite common videos, showing a child grow gymnastics or jumping on a trampoline in the garden.
Above you can see the whole of the critical video, such as american Matt Watson has put up on the matter. Here he explains exactly how YouTube is being abused by pedophiles. And on top of that displayed advertisements on the tidstaggede videos.
It is according to the kommunikationschefen the way, as the videos are shared and commented on, that is the problem.
- Many of the videos are completely innocent as you and I could have uploaded of the kids, having fun. The problem is the way they are used on of sinister types, says Jesper Vangkilde.
A number of advertisers - both Danish and foreign - have responded by stopping advertising on YouTube.
Jesper Vangkilde acknowledges that it has not been quick enough to spot the problem.
- When there are many people on a platform, there are also some who are trying to exploit it. Our task is to be two steps ahead.
- We must look in and say, that we have not been good enough to capture that here fast enough, says Jesper Vangkilde.
There is a lot of work ahead, he admits.
- This case points in the direction of, that there is much more work to do. We must be much better also with the human eyes to see some of the patterns, says Jesper Vangkilde.