Tag Archives: advertising

‘Street Fighter V’ will display in-game ads starting December 11th

Fighting game fans are used to seeing ads in tournaments, but now they're infiltrating the games themselves. Capcom is introducing "sponsored content" to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on December 11th to promote its purchasable bundles, costumes...

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Google cracks down on fraudulent ad bounty hunters

Google’s latest update on Online Security for apps seems to suggest that they mean serious business. They’ve recently taken targeted action against a set of fraudulent app developers and codes that’ve been collecting ad bounties in ways that are … basically just not cool. These developers in this case were guilty of App Install Attribution Abuse – which is basically … Continue reading

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YouTube free Hollywood movies come with ads unsurprisingly

YouTube is starting to stream movies for free. No, we don’t mean those “low-production” indie movies or, worse, unauthorized copies of copyrighted films.

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Facebook carried ads from mysterious pro-Brexit group for months

While Facebook might be making strides in clamping down on fake news and shady political ads, there appear to have been holes in its strategy. The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has published data showing that Facebook carried ads...

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Facebook’s political ad system still allows anonymous advertising

In May, Facebook began requiring political ads in the US to disclose who paid for them and those purchasing political ads to verify their identities. Both moves were meant to address some of the issues highlighted by the 2016 presidential election, d...

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Facebook accused of lying about video stats error for over a year

Facebook is guilty of lying to advertisers, according to a new lawsuit. Back in 2016, online marketing agency Crowd Siren sued the social network for inflating its metrics -- now it claims Facebook knew as early as 2015 that it was over-reporting fig...

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Google publishes its own archive of US political ads

In the months leading up to the US midterm elections, the big online sites that inadvertently hosted the worst manipulation back in 2016, like Facebook and Twitter, have adopted new advertising policies to enforce transparency. So has Google, which h...

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Amazon may have to drop next-day delivery claim in UK

Amazon's failure to deliver hundreds of people's parcels in the UK on time last year might have huge repercussions on the way it does its business in the region. According to The Times, UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) plans to announce nex...

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Facebook deal with Washington ends ad filtering for ethnicity

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Facebook has signed an agreement that will prevent advertisers promoting housing, credit, employment, insurance or businesses open to the public from excluding individuals from seeing thei...

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Facebook lifts its ban on crypotcurrency ads

At the end of January, Facebook banned any advertisements promoting cryptocurrencies because they are "frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices," the company wrote in a blog post. Now the platform has softened its posi...

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