Google Apologizes For Ads Appearing Against Extremist YouTube Videos In U.K.

Google apologized today for YouTube ads in the U.K. that appeared against videos touting extremist views, leading the British government as well as major brands like Marks & Spencer, HSBC, Audi, The Guardian, and L’Oréal to pull their British market advertising from the platform.

The revelation of the ad placements first appeared last month in The Times.

Ads ran against videos from former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke; Muslim preacher Wagdy Ghoneim, who is banned from the U.K....

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