A video advertising program, a tactic used by internet giants Google and Facebook, was found to be in violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service, according to a recent report from the New York Times.
The Times reports that YouTube’s ad policies and practices are being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission.
The report comes a week after the US House of Representatives approved legislation that would prohibit internet companies from using ads to promote their products.
While it is unlikely that such legislation will pass the US Congress, the fact that the company has been able to find itself in this position is an important development.
While Google is not the only major internet company to fall victim to adblocking on YouTube, the Times article shows how widespread the practice is.
The technology giant has been accused of promoting its own products through sponsored content, which is a violation of the terms of service.
According to the Times report, YouTube has also been accused in the past of using sponsored content to promote itself, and in some cases, its own ad campaigns.
According the report, “The [Sponsored Content] Program was originally intended to allow people to monetize videos on YouTube with advertising.
The idea was to encourage people to post sponsored videos, and encourage them to pay YouTube for their efforts.
However, when the program became popular, YouTube was forced to use sponsored content for ads.
This led to the loss of revenue for YouTube.”
The New York-based Times reports the FTC is investigating all instances where the company promotes itself in an advertisement.
The company is also being investigated for its use of sponsored content in advertising campaigns.
“YouTube has made a number of claims that its sponsored content is a good thing for advertisers,” the report stated.
“However, YouTube claims that it is only a way for advertisers to monetise their ads.
If the program is found to have been misused, YouTube could face a fine of up to $2.2 billion.”
Sponsored content is one of the most popular ways for online companies to market their products and services, with over 80% of the US population currently watching ads on YouTube.
Google has made several claims to the public regarding the use of Sponsored Content in its ads, including claims that sponsored videos are an important part of YouTube, and that the program encourages people to make and post sponsored content.
Google recently launched a campaign that was designed to counter the “Sponsored Video” meme that has circulated on social media.
The video, which was uploaded to YouTube on February 26, featured a montage of celebrities like Lady Gaga and Snoop Dogg.
According a YouTube spokesperson, the campaign was in response to the widespread use of the meme on social networks, and was not intended to promote sponsored content or any specific product.
In an attempt to counter this viral video, Google introduced a new sponsored video feature to YouTube in March of this year, which allows users to upload their own sponsored content that will appear on the page where the video is uploaded.
The feature was only available to users who paid $10 a month.
“We have been working hard to remove the bad actors from the video, and we will continue to do so until YouTube removes all sponsored content,” the YouTube spokesperson said.
Google is also facing criticism for its failure to respond to complaints about its sponsored ads, particularly regarding its lack of transparency regarding the process of creating the videos and the content that is posted.
The US Federal Trade Commissioner, Richard Cordray, has also called out Google for its lack-of-transparency regarding the Sponsored Video program, and said the company is a company that has “failing to follow the rules.”
The FTC is expected to launch its own investigation into the company’s Sponsored Videos program in the coming weeks.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.