Vice President Debbie Weinstein said YouTube has received a lot of feedback from users who “would like to restrict ads of certain categories.” This prompted the company to take actions. The new feature will not be able to completely remove all gambling-related commercials. However, users will have the option to hide most of them.
If users watch videos about gambling several times, the system will continue to display similar ads. The representative of the British company Betting and Gaming Council comments:
“We have previously called on Google and other tech platforms to provide the ability to no longer see gambling ads. We welcome this step and hope that the system will operate in the UK soon”.
Previously, there were concerns that ads for gambling and alcohol were being shown to the wrong audience. And because of the pandemic, such commercials began to appear on screens twice as often.
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