YouTube, after spending over a year trying to convince brands that it was addressing its brand safety problems, it seems that it is under fire once again for showing ads along side extremist content once again.
In an investigation by CNN, it was discovered that ads from multiple brands and government agencies showed up on YouTube channels dedicated to white nationalism, pro-Nazi and North Korean propaganda content.
There are several well-known brands that CNN named in their report, including:
- Under Armour
Nissan and Under Armor said that they chose to pause their YouTube ads, while Hilton said that it was in the process of removing ads from the site.