While trying to control the type of comments that are made, the video platform continues to have difficulty mitigating this type of behavior.
YouTube continues to struggle to control the behavior of its users, with the case of sexual comments to children’s videos reported by The Verge to be a good example of this.
The US publication presented Google’s video platform with a series of such cases where innocent videos of children playing gymnastics received inappropriate comments. Although some of the videos have been removed, there have been others that have been deleted, which only shows that it is a recurring problem on YouTube.
“YouTube explicitly prohibits sexual content from involving minors and we have multiple systems to take immediate action against this type of content,” read the YouTube statement, which also seeks to ensure that “the teams work intensely to analyze content reported 24 hours per day to remove comments and videos that violate the policies “of the platform.