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Deutsche Bank and Mars Pull YouTube Ads After Predatory Videos

  • Brands pull ads after report of inappropriate child videos
  • YouTube, owned by Google, pledges to investigate content
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Several global brands pulled advertising from YouTube after reports ads were being shown alongside inappropriate content of children.

Mars Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, Adidas AG and others pulled their ads after The Times in the U.K. reported Friday about the brands’ advertising being broadcast with videos of scantily dressed children that carried inappropriate sexual comments from viewers. Money from the advertising is split between YouTube owner Alphabet Inc. and those who publish the videos.