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Consumer Brands Pull Ads From YouTube Over Kiddy Porn Clips

Some of the world’s largest confectionery makers have pulled advertising from YouTube after Rupert Murdoch’s Times newspaper found the video-sharing site was showing clips of scantily clad children alongside the ads of major brands.

Comments from hundreds of pedophiles were posted alongside the videos, which appeared to have been uploaded by the involved children themselves, according to a Times investigation. One clip of a pre-teenage girl in a nightie drew 6.5 million views.


The paper said YouTube, owned by Google, had allowed sexualised imagery of children to be easily searchable and had not lived up to promises to better monitor and police its services to protect children.


A YouTube spokesman said: “We are working urgently to fix this.”

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