Verizon and AT&T Pull Google And Youtube Ads

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  1. DroidModderX

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    For quite sometime Google has been turning ads off on youtube content they deem to be inappropriate. This is done automatically without contacting the youtube content creator, and there is no explanation of what exactly triggered youtube's algorithm in the video to have ads rejected based on family friendliness. The most command triggers are any type of foul language, and mentions of violence, or sex. Youtube has gone as far as cancelling the youtube red show, as well as removing ads from content of Felix Jones (aka PewDiePie) for inappropriate jokes.

    Apparently the algorithm isn't doing a good enough job. Verizon and AT&T along with many other companies have decided to totally pull their ads from all non search Google platforms. This decision comes after Google found out their ads were being placed next to content that promoted hate speech and terrorism. Both companies will continue this stance until Google is able to guarantee that their products won't be placed beside questionable content. It looks like Google is going to get a bit more strict. Will Google eventually take away partnerships and just allow ads on a handful of curated content? It has been known for a while that Google gets 90% of revenue from the top 1% of creators. They could easily dismiss 99% of the channels on youtube and not really miss a beat.

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    Well well, seeing content creators complaining about their channels being cut down is one thing. But reading it and seeing corporate backlash is something else.
     
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    Bye bye money. Google fix your crap. This will make them realize how they can't just release a product and not maintain it.
     
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    Agreed. Love Google but they do need a reminder that no one is promised tomorrow. Not even you GOOG. Get your sh** together.
     
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    What's sad is google will fall all over themselves to fix this but had it been a bunch of smaller businesses that were frustrated and pulling their ads google wouldn't even bother itself... it's the multiple millions in advertising being pulled that does that.

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    Always does. When you lose half a billion dollars in a week, you will fix the issue ASAP.
     
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    It's not just att and vzw. List of companies is really big: Volkswagen, Loreal, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, McDonald's, Enterprise, audi, BBC, HSBC, Lloyd's, the guardian. In total 250 big companies are suspending their ads.