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YouTube: UK Government Suspends Ads Amid Extremism Concerns

The government has removed its adverts from YouTube amid concerns they are appearing next to “inappropriate” material on the video-sharing site. The Cabinet Office said it was seeking assurances from YouTube’s owner Google that its messages would be displayed in a “safe and appropriate way” in future. The Guardian pulled its ads after they appeared next to extremist material. Google, which has been attacked by MPs for not doing more to curb online hate speech, said it would review controls. The internet giant said it had “strict guidelines” about the placement of adverts but conceded “we don’t always get it right”.

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