Government adverts shown before extremist online videos

by Rachel Baker on July 10, 2014

This is a BBC story about the UK, but you have to know this doesn’t just happen in the UK, right? I’m sure this is happening with all governments – because its virtually impossible to police where your ads get shown when you go through brokers.

A government organisation temporarily suspended online advertising after a BBC Newsnight investigation found ads being shown before extremist videos.

Adverts for the National Citizen Service (NCS), as well as businesses, charities and the BBC were found running next to extremist videos.

Companies’ and taxpayers’ money may have gone to jihadi groups because of the way the sites like YouTube operate.

YouTube said it removed violent videos when they were flagged by users.

Government adverts shown before extremist online videos

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