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YouTube is delivering adverts that display actual porn alongside popular videos

YouTube is delivering adverts that display actual porn alongside popular videos

In what might be YouTube's sauciest upset yet, some auto-playing ads are displaying links to porn. 

The advert is automatically rolling before a number of trending videos on the platform, as well as before the videos of popular creators. PewDiePie, Dude Perfect and Markiplier's videos have all been hit by the advert.

While the video itself isn't overly explicit, there's a link that leads to an external site, along with a raunchy, definitely not safe for advertisers thumbnail. 

Motherboard managed to find out that the ad comes from a YouTube cannel called '1.347.852 views'. The channel has now been suspended by YouTube.

Not impressed

Users took to Twitter to express their disdain. One user complained that he was watching a PewDiePie video before being greeted by the advert.

Whoops

“We have clear policies against ads featuring graphic adult content," YouTube said, speaking to Motherboard.

"When we become aware of an ad that violates our policies, we immediately remove it and take appropriate action, including, and up to, suspending the responsible account.”

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Danielle Partis is Editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.

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