According to You Tube, if a video featuring children begins to populate with inappropriate comments, the site will disable the comment thread for that video.The company will also be providing guidance for creators who make family-friendly content in the form of some written instructions.
Uziel also told Buzz Feed News he addressed the concerns about the videos early this fall in a Google Hangout with two Google communications staffers from the United Kingdom, and that Google expressed desire to address the situation.
A You Tube spokesperson said that the company has no record of the September 22nd email but told Buzz Feed News that Uziel did email on September 13th with screenshots of offending videos.
Lastly, the company said it would work with child safety experts to continue to identify troubling trends like this one, which the company allowed to thrive on its platform for years.
Many of the offending channels were even verified by You Tube — a process that the company says was done automatically as recently as 2016.
The company says it has re-evaluated the verification process to add more human oversight.