London - Nestle and Disney have pulled their adverts from YouTube after it emerged that paedophiles are using the Google-owned platform to prey on young girls.
Epic, the computer games company behind Fortnite, and health food brand Dr Oetker also removed their adverts from the website.
They took action after it was revealed that predators are routinely using the website to watch scantily-clad children – usually pre-pubescent girls – performing on camera.
Children are posting innocent videos of themselves doing gymnastics or performing dance routines, only for paedophiles to hijack them and post sexual comments below.
They often declare what they would like to do to the children in question, or address the youngsters directly and ask them to perform sex acts.