Google has come under fire for deleting an account after the owner complained about being targeted by ads.
The company told the BBC that it deleted the account of the account holder after a review.
The BBC has contacted Google for comment.
The account was deleted on the advice of Google’s general counsel.
It says it removes adverts that violate its policy on targeting.
Google said it does not comment on individual cases, but in a statement on Wednesday it said that it does “not have a policy that prohibits targeting of a user based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.”
Google is also removing some of the ads from its YouTube channel.
It said that adverts from its partner channels have also been removed.
Google also told the Independent that it will not “actively remove ads from a user’s YouTube channel without the user’s explicit consent”.