Bloomberg Quint: YouTube Hate Videos Snare Ikea Ads as Google Crisis Spreads. “Major advertisers across Europe and Asia are still appearing alongside extremist YouTube videos days after technology giant Google said it was taking steps to protect its clients from inadvertently supporting hate.”
USA Today: AT&T pulls Google, YouTube ads over extremist videos. “AT&T said that it is halting all ad spending on Google except for search ads. That means AT&T ads will not run on Google’s video service YouTube and on a couple million websites that take part in Google’s ad network.”
The Register: Google’s stock rating downgraded as YouTube ad boycott contagion goes global. “Google has responded to a contagious YouTube advertising boycott which yesterday prompted a downgrade on Wall Street. Pivotal Research Group downgraded Alphabet shares from ‘Buy’ to ‘Hold’ based on its response to the boycott, which now includes more than 200 big brands, as well as public sector ad spending. Marks & Spencer and Hargreaves Lansdown became the latest to hit pause yesterday.”
City A.M.: Now banks have pulled their Google ad spend as Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Lloyds pile on pressure. “Google is facing growing pressure over claims it’s profiting from hate speech as some of Britain’s biggest banks are the latest to pull their ads from YouTube.”
How-To Geek: How to Find and Keep Up with All Your YouTube Subscriptions. “It used to be so simple. If you liked a video, and wanted to see more videos like it, you’d click the ‘Subscribe’ button. The next time that channel put out a video, you’d see it on the homepage. But in 2017, there’s probably a few channels you love that you haven’t seen lately, and more than a few channels you hate-watched at some point showing up on your homepage constantly. What gives?”
This popped up in my Google Alerts, and I don’t think I’ve never seen this before. From the United States Ninth Circuit Court: Watch recording for case: David Elliott v. Google Inc., No. 15-15809. It’s about half an hour and the video is on YouTube as well as embedded on the page. The “United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit” YouTube Channel has what looks like hundreds of videos.
Gizmodo: YouTube’s Restricted Mode Is Hiding Some LGBT Content. “Anyone who’s ever visited YouTube and ventured into the comments knows that the site struggles with how to deal with offensive content, and now it seems one of its content filtering features might have gone a bit too far. Over the past few days, several LGBT vloggers have accused YouTube of hiding their material through the ‘Restricted Mode’ feature.” Other channels, including gamers and an ASMR channel, are also reporting that they’re being filtered on restrictive mode.