The Verge reports that after discovering ads were playing alongside predatory comments on YouTube channels featuring children, several major corporations decided to pause pre-rolling advertising on the platform. In response, YouTube announced it will begin temporarily removing the comment section from most channels featuring children and will monitor those channels with comment sections for safety. The platform also announced it has introduced an algorithm to automatically “identify and remove predatory comments.” Last week, YouTube stated tens of millions of comments were deleted and that it removed more than 400 channels that were found to have an association with writing predatory comments on children’s videos. Editor's Note: The IAPP will host a content moderation event ahead of the Global Privacy Summit 2019.
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