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YouTube runs ads from major companies on hate channels

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YouTube has run ads from more than 300 organizations and brands on channels that promote extreme content, such as white nationalist messages, Nazi ideas and pedophilia, according to a CNN investigation.

The details: The report said ads funded by taxpayers through five government agencies may have contributed as well. So far, at least one company — Under Armour — has reportedly pulled its ads from the site following CNN’s investigation. Some of the companies whose ads ran on the channels include Adidas, Amazon and Facebook. YouTube, which has previously been embroiled in similar controversy over ads appearing alongside extremist content, told CNN it has been rectifying the issue.