Google says its YouTube ad problem is very very very small” but its getting better at fixing it anyway – Recode
A top Google executive says the companys YouTube ad controversy where big brands have discovered that some of their ads have run next to videos promoting hate and terror is overblown.But he says Google is making progress at fixing it, anyway.It has always been a small problem, with very very very small numbers of ads running against videos that arent brand- safe, says Googles chief business officer, Philipp Schindler. And over the last few weeks, someone has decided to put a bit more of a spotlight on the problem.Google has been scrambling to react over the past few weeks, as newspapers like The Times of London, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal pointed out ads running next to videos from hate groups and other extremists. Those reports prompted big brands like AT&T and Verizon to pull their ads from YouTube.
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