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Companies including Nestlé, Epic and reportedly Disney suspend YouTube ads over child exploitation concerns

Companies including Nestlé, Epic and reportedly Disney suspend YouTube ads over child exploitation concerns
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Days after a YouTube creator accused the platform of enabling a “soft-core pedophilia ring,” several companies have suspended advertising on the platform, including Nestlé, Epic and, reportedly, Disney and McDonald’s. Nestlé told CNBC that all of its companies in the U.S. have paused advertising on YouTube, while a spokesperson for Epic, maker of the massively popular game Fortnite, said it has suspended all pre-roll advertising. Other companies that confirmed publicly they are pausing YouTube advertising include Purina, GNC, Fairlife, Canada Goose and Vitacost.