Epic Games has decided to suspend pre-roll ads on YouTube after the broadcast of commercials on videos within a "network of pedophiles".
According to a report by wired, Epic Games has removed pre-roll ads from YouTube after watching videos suggestive of girls.
Matt Watson posted a video on YouTube showing how the platform's algorithm was guiding users to inappropriate content featuring girls.
The Youtube algorithm provides users with videos suggesting videos that match the content they have already viewed. He can also encourage them to watch videos including young women doing gymnastics, playing Twister or playing in pools.
The comment section of each video was full of people leaving timestamps where viewers could pause the video and see the genitals or nipples.
Wired also found that comments exchanged on WhatsApp or Kik information, promising more videos featuring underage girls.
An Epic Games spokesperson told Wired that "through our advertising agency, we contacted YouTube to determine the steps they would take to eliminate this type of content from their service."
Internal business Contacted YouTube, and a spokeswoman said, "Any content – including comments – endangering minors is obnoxious and we have clear policies banning this on YouTube."
YouTube spokesman added, "We acted immediately by removing accounts and channels, reporting illegal activity to the authorities and disabling violent comments. Much remains to be done and we continue to work to improve and catch the abuse faster. "
Epic Games has not responded yet, because YouTube comments to BusinessInsider.