Epic Games, the maker of the hugely popular Fortnite game, has "suspended any pre-roll advertising" on YouTube and "has gone to Google / YouTube to determine the actions to take to eliminate this type of content from its service" , according to the newspaper. to a spokesperson for the company.
While online anger was growing around the issue raised by Watson, YouTube "immediately responded by removing accounts and channels, reporting illegal activity to the authorities and disabling comments on tens of millions of videos including minors, "said a spokesperson for the video platform.
"There is still much to be done and we continue to work to improve and catch the abuse faster," added the spokesman.
Dr. Oetker, the German food giant, sells desserts, frozen pizzas and baked goods.
Dr. Oetker asked YouTube "to explain how it could happen that the advertising of our company is placed in an environment that we strictly reject and that we consider highly reprehensible from an ethical point of view" said the company in a statement. He added that he expects that YouTube "immediately withdraws from its website the contributions that threaten the integrity and protection of minors".
Nestlé spokesperson expressed optimism about YouTube's ability to resolve issues quickly, noting that inappropriate content was affecting "extremely low volume" of the company's ads.
"We have received reassuring information from Google on the ongoing temporary actions and we will review our decision as soon as these actions have been confirmed and our investigation will be completed," said the spokesman.
Rob McLean contributed to this report.