some reports that says that some combinations of words suggested some
Over the last weekend some persons reported that typing
“how to have” would be completed with a number of variations on
“s*x with your kids”. Other searches fashioned out responses that
also used the asterisked “s*x” word.
results was accountable for making the phrases appear.
“Earlier today our teams were alerted to this profoundly
disturbing autocomplete result and we worked to quickly remove it as soon as we
were made aware.”
She continued, “We
are investigating this matter to determine what was behind the appearance of
with your kids” suddenly became one of the widely suggested phrases.
NSPCC, said YouTube ought to have done better.
used by millions of children should never suggest dangerous or illegal
content,” he said. “It is not good enough for problems like this to
go unaddressed until media coverage brings it to the attention of sites like
covering data protection could mean all social networks have to put in place
systems that try to keep people safe.
when it comes up for a vote.
of the asterisk replacing the “e” in the word “sex” across
lots of different searches suggested deliberate action was behind it.
“The results are
very specific and could be the result of a co-ordinated campaign to game the
algorithm,” he said.
search results that embarrass the site, he said.
linked to showed abuse of children.
was widely criticised for not doing enough to stop sexual predators targeting
young users of the site.
from YouTube after investigations by the BBC and The Times found tens of
thousands of predatory accounts being used to leave explicit comments on