Sam Tonkin: Tories, Labour and Lib Dems pull campaign adverts from YouTube after the clips were promoted alongside videos of Islamic extremists

All three of Britain’s main political parties have pulled their campaign adverts from YouTube after the clips were promoted alongside videos of Islamic extremists.

The Tories, Labour and Liberal Democrats all confirmed the move after their adverts were filmed playing before videos of hardline preachers and clerics on the social media site.

Among them are a Saudi cleric called Khaled al-Rashed who appears to call for Allah to ‘eliminate’ no-Muslims, as well as an ISIS supporter.

But despite the three parties claiming they had suspended campaign ads, one for a Lib Dem candidate appeared before an al-Rashed video when MailOnline researched it this morning.

Last night Labour’s Yvette Cooper told the Times: ‘What the hell are Google doing?

‘They need to remove these dangerous extremists from YouTube immediately.’

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