Last month we reported that Google was helping scammers swindle people with fake Shark Tank diet pills — and making money while doing it. That’s no longer the case. We’re thrilled to see that Google has taken action against scammers and updated its ad policies.
Josh Jackson was shocked when he found out what term, if used in the music publication he co-founded, could automatically strip an article of ad revenue. It was the word “song.” That was just one of more than 4,000 “negative keywords” a major advertiser looking to run ads on
Check My Ads' Claire Atkin appeared on MSNBC's 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle and broke down how disinformation sites use adtech to threaten democracy and make a buck. 0:00 /6:56 1× Transcript: Stephanie Ruhle: Misinformation is a big, big business and like a lot of digital companies it
Video streaming site Rumble, which platforms QAnon conspiracy theorists, men facing sexual misconduct allegations, and a white nationalist influencer, has a new opportunity in its sights: Jordan Peterson. In a tweet on Monday, Peterson complained he was facing censorship on YouTube, where he claimed “pathological shadow-figures” were hiding his name
As we hurtle toward one of the most consequential election years of our lifetimes, major groups are warning of a huge risk on the horizon: mis- and disinformation. That’s according to both the World Economic Forum and the Eurasia Group, which published separate but eerily similar reports on the
If you’ve been scrolling X in the past week, you’ve probably seen YouTuber MrBeast in a video looking back at you. And unless you’re an avid fan of his, you likely don’t know why. The answer is: Advertisers are pushing it into your timeline, but X
Mark Cuban and Shark Tank don’t appreciate Google letting scammers use their brand to hurt people. Google is spoon-feeding fake “Shark Tank approved” weight loss gummy candies to innocent people — and making money doing it. The search giant’s monopoly power in the ad industry apparently lets them profit
A helpful guide to blocking your ads from the internet’s most toxic platform. Major advertisers have started axing Rumble from their media buys — and for good reason. Rumble, known as “the free speech alternative” to YouTube, is the exclusive home of Russell Brand’s daily live show. Last week,
So why are ad exchanges still running your ads on them?
The “Good Housekeeping seal of approval for digital advertising” has some explaining to do.