YouTube fixed an autocomplete bug that suggested 'how to have s*x with your kids'

The site has been showing an inappropriate autocomplete search result for the term "how to have", which automatically populates as "how to have s*x with your kids", according to BuzzFeed.

The issue was first reported by BuzzFeed early on Monday morning, after users flagged the issue.

YouTube did not respond to a request for comment, but told outraged users on Twitter: "This is an awful autocomplete result and we really appreciate you making us aware.

We've removed it and are working to remove similar results.

We will continue to investigate what caused this!"

It's the latest scandal to hit YouTube, after media investigations found predators were leaving creepy comments under YouTube videos of children, and that content creators posted inappropriate content targeted at kids.