Posted May 01, 2019 05:31:53The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom has been pulled from Google AdWords due to a “bullying incident” and a “content breach” following a video posted to YouTube showing a man attacking a woman.
The article was posted to March 11, but has since been taken down due to “content violation.”
In the video, which is titled “I think I’m going to get raped,” the man can be seen attacking a female customer in a store and shouting obscenities.
The video is one of the more than 1,000 videos uploaded to YouTube this month by users with the handle #NotYourShield, according to Google.
The company has not responded to the incident.
In a statement to The Associated Press, Google said: “We have reviewed the video and the advertiser and have decided to remove the ad.
We are aware of the issue and taking steps to address it.
In the meantime, we have removed the video from Google Play.
We will also review the advertisers’ videos on other platforms and if necessary take action against them.
This includes removing their ads from Google, as well as any videos that appear to violate our Community Guidelines.
The incident was reported to Google by a customer, who said the advertisER had threatened her with physical harm if she did not leave.
In a post on its Twitter account, the Guardian said the video had been pulled and was in the process of being pulled by other media outlets.
The video was posted in April and has since gone viral.”
We are investigating the matter and will update this article as soon as we have more information,” the newspaper said.”
The Guardian has a strong relationship with our advertisers and we would never intentionally promote violence.
We do not condone harassment of any kind, including physical violence, or abusive behaviour of any nature, and we take any allegation of such conduct very seriously.”
According to Google, advertisers can appeal to YouTube’s AdSense program for refunds.
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