/ YouTube Disables Comments on Videos With Children; Promises Smarter AI Filtering

News18 : Mar 01, 2019, 10:18 AM

YouTube said on Thursday it had disabled comments on videos featuring minors, a week after a magazine reported the platform displayed ads next to videos that showed exploitation of children. We have been removing hundreds of millions of comments for violating our policies, we had been working on an even more effective classifier. The report by Wired magazine said offensive videos and comments prompted on YouTube.

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Thursday it had disabled comments on videos featuring minors, a week after a magazine reported the platform displayed ads next to videos that showed exploitation of children.

"Over the past week, we disabled comments from tens of millions of videos that could be subject to predatory behaviour," YouTube said in a blog here post. The report by Wired magazine said that commercials ran alongside offensive videos and comments prompted companies such as food and beverage maker Nestle SA and carrier AT&T Inc to pause advertising on YouTube earlier this week.