The members of the group loosely known as “YouTube Smackdown” have been kicking around a lot of ideas lately. We have noticed that when the heat gets turned up at YT (as in the recent complaint filed by the Brits for YT’s hosting of Al Awlaki videos that inspired the stabbing of one of their finest) YT responds by taking a couple videos down here and there, then retiring to their fainting couch because it’s Oh! So hard to do all that work and how could we expect them to?
We started noticing the ads that are posted at YouTube adjacent to the videos of the Hamas terrorist lovers and Mujahideen worshipers and Taliban wannabes and we had to wonder — do all those advertisers realize that their brand is being associated with this kind of content? I seriously doubt it. Most companies are very careful about their brand and their logo being protected. A friend put together a video to demonstrate:
So what to do? Maybe contacting some of the companies whose videos are on the channels of these creeps would be a good place to start. Google/YouTube doesn’t seem to understand anything but the dollar. Maybe if they lost revenue because of the content they are hosting they’d get a little more serious about what’s there. But I won’t hold my breath.