Remove Youtube Ads For Gambling, Scam and Prostitution : Abide by A Code of Ethics

Remove Youtube Ads For Gambling, Scam and Prostitution : Abide by A Code of Ethics

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The Issue

Recently, YouTube has been showing ads run by sugar baby websites (https://www.google.com.sg/amp/s/mustsharenews.com/jade-rasif-youtube/amp/ gambling websites, fast money ads that exaggerate their claims, and online scams ( https://www.google.com.sg/amp/s/www.coindesk.com/google-youtube-crypto-scam-ads%3famp=1 

YouTube should adhere to the principles set by the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS) AND IMDA’s TV and Radio Advertising Code (https://www.imda.gov.sg/-/media/Imda/Files/Regulations-and-Licensing/Regulations/Codes-of-Practice/Codes-of-Practice-Media/TV-and-Radio-Advertising-and-Sponsorship-Code.pdf just like every other major broadcaster in Singapore. The basic premise is that all advertisements should be legal, decent and truthful.

These rules apply to the ads you see on TV - Ads should not exaggerate, and be able to substantiate the claims they make (the guy who says “I earned 2 million in 4 short months on e-commerce” will have to be able substantiate that if investigated), they should not glamourise illegal activity (like gambling), and advertisements for non-accredited dating services are not allowed. 

Why is this important?

Study after study show the influence and impact of advertising. YouTube is the top social media site in singapore (Google showed 82% of Singapore Internet users use YouTube every month). When you combined the most watched platform in Singapore with lax advertising ethics, it’s not a good idea

What about personal responsibility?

A cyber literate population is indeed important, but these ads target children before parents can even start the conversation. It is not unreasonable to ask Singapores largest broadcasting platform worth 300 billion dollars  to adhere to the same rules as the rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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