Cisco Deletes Scathing Rebuke of YouTube After Pulling Ads From Platform

Executives at Cisco Systems (CSCO) were angry enough at YouTube to not only pull ads from the site, but also issue a scathing rebuke in a blog post Thursday. 

By Friday that rebuke had been scrubbed from the company's website. 

Cisco is pulling its advertisements from the Alphabet (GOOGL) owned video sharing site because its ads were featured ahead of offensive videos.

The updated message on the company's website fails to name YouTube, Alphabet or Google, but the company did say that it was concerned about where its advertisements were shown. 

"Cisco has adopted the most rigorous industry standards to help ensure our online advertising does not accidentally end up in the wrong place, such as on a streaming video with sensitive content or a site that does not align with the values of our brand," company's statement read.

The company told the Wall Street Journal that it didn't want to target specific companies and would rather speak generally about its concerns. 

"While we invest significantly with Google, we've temporarily paused advertising on YouTube," a Cisco spokesperson told the Journal. 

Cisco joins Procter & Gamble (PG) , Coca-Cola Co (KO) , and Walmart (WMT) as having paused its business dealings with the company at one time. 

Here is the company's updated statement

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