The Australian government has joined the hoards of advertisers dumping YouTube over concerns about ad placement alongside inappropriate content.

Australia Post, Tourism Australia, Telstra, Foxtel, Bunnings, and many more Australian and international advertisers have pulled advertising from automated placement on YouTube after a UK news report in The Times detailed how the UK government and respected brands were advertising alongside extremist and offensive content. Advertisements would appear as banners, or before videos, and had been reportedly seen on videos for Islamic extremists and white supremacists. YouTube passes a cut of revenue made from advertising on its videos onto the original uploaders of the videos -- meaning the big brands' ad spends were going towards these organisations.