According to the British Telegraph, Youtube has been recommending videos with disturbing content to young users.
They report the site has been recommending dozens of videos with images of self-harm to kids as young as 13.
The British Telegraph says roughly a dozen videos with this content are available on YouTube even though the site bans videos that show self-harm and suicide.
There’s currently a move in the UK to ban social media platforms that fail to remove self-harm related content according to the British Health Secretary.
In America, a YouTube spokesperson told Fox News that people use the site to find advice and support adding that they work to ensure the platform is not used to quote: “encourage dangerous behavior,” and that they have quote: “strict policies that prohibit videos which promote self-harm.”
YouTube says they will remove flagged videos that violate that policy.
The National Suicide Prevention phone number pops up when the term “suicide” is searched for on YouTube.