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Clarification: Earned Ad Money For Google, Extremist Groups

The June 21 Online Video Daily story, “Google’s AdSense Places Major Brands Next to Neo-Nazi YouTube Videos,” said that both Google and extremist groups had earned money from ads placed next to extremist content on YouTube. A Google rep points out that this is not necessarily the case: "Seeing ads next to videos on YouTube does not indicate that those content providers are making money as a member of our partner program," a company spokesperson said. "Ads can also be shown next to videos if they contain material that rights holders like the music industry have registered through YouTube’s automated Content ID system."

 
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