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YouTube's Ad Problems Finally Blow Up in Google's Face - WIRED

Late last year, Israel-based entrepreneur Matan Uziel saw a notification he'd never seen before pop up on YouTube's backend—the part of the site where creators upload their videos. “I saw a yellow dollar sign. At first I didn't understand what it was ...and more »

Google's bad week: YouTube loses millions as advertising row reaches US - The Guardian

Many major brands have pulled their ads from Google's video sharing platform. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Google · The Observer. Google's bad week: YouTube loses millions as advertising row reaches US. Major brands including ...and more »

YouTube Advertiser Exodus Highlights Perils of Online Ads - New York Times

When Google acquired YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion, it was considered a pricey gamble, one made with the belief that an online service known for pirated videos and vapid user-generated content could appeal to major advertisers. The bet paid off ...and more »

Starbucks and Walmart join growing list of advertisers boycotting YouTube - The Guardian

YouTube has begun reviewing its advertising policies and will take steps to give advertisers more control. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images. Google. Starbucks and Walmart join growing list of advertisers boycotting YouTube. Major companies ...and more »

Google's YouTube Has Continued Showing Brands' Ads With Racist and Other Objectionable Videos - Wall Street Journal

A week after Google apologized for running customers' advertisements alongside objectionable videos, triggering a change in policy, its YouTube site is still rife with examples that are angering big advertisers and causing some to cut spending with the ...and more »

YouTube is facing a full-scale advertising boycott over hate speech - The Verge

More companies are pulling advertising from YouTube over Google's inability to ensure ads won't appear next to hateful and offensive content. The Wall Street Journal reports that YouTube videos centered around racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic views ...and more »

The $80B business that linked all-American brands with hate content - USA TODAY

A growing number of advertisers have recently pulled their advertising business from Google's video service YouTube after their ads ran with offensive and extremist content. But how did those ads even wind up near such content? The answer: programmatic ...and more »

Ok, Google, what's next after your transparency mea culpa? - The Drum

As the dust settles on a painful week for Google, there's no doubt that advertisers have paid the price for the mismanagement of a fragmented media supply chain. But now they're starting to ask the kind of questions that could rattle the online media ...and more »

Google's YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos - CBC.ca

​AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavoury subjects. The spreading ...and more »

Google pulls Hezbollah YouTube channel after we told them about the drone ads - The Register

Until just minutes before we hit publish on this story, Google was using a YouTube channel run by a fan of Hezbollah to promote potentially lethal drones. Despite a backlash from advertisers, Amazon, Adobe and Google were among the tech titans ...and more »