To many videos containing child has the paedophiles used the comment field to express themselves inappropriate, and partly written in tidskoder to point out evocative moments in the clips for the other. Youtube's algorithm made it easy for users to find similar content in other videos.
Last week, chose several heavy advertisers, including McDonald's, Disney, and Ikea, all of which received inappropriate comments to their clips, to withdraw all of his advertising on the site.
to turn off the comments field to tens of millions of videos, and on Thursday notifies the company they will ”broaden this work to turn off the comments to the videos containing young children as well as videos with the older children who are at risk to attract pedofilt behavior”. This work is expected to take several months.
”Nothing is more important to us than to säkreställa the safety of young people on our platform,” writes Yotubes ceo Susan Wojicki on Twitter.
A smaller number of channels that show children will be allowed to have a comments field, but these must be known for Youtube and will be monitored actively.
calls the decision to turn off the comments field to so many videos an ”extreme reaction”, but says to the AP that it is reasonable that Youtube wants to act quickly because it is about the safety of children. Even if the commenting feature is not the most important aspect of the site, he believes, nevertheless, that it can degrade the experience for many users.
Youtube also says that they have released an updated version of its automatic modereringssystem, which they believe will find and delete twice as many inappropriate comments as before.
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