YouTube bans staged animal rescue videos

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Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in 2018.
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YouTube plans to ban videos showing staged animal rescues. The policy shift comes after the platform was found running ads from major brands on videos depicting animal cruelty.

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