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Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

The company said in a statement that it does not permit symbols of hateful ideology 'unless they’re put up with context or condemnation'

19 Jun 2020 9:20 AM

Facebook will allow users to control political ads

The new Ad Library now allows people to view audience size to understand how many people the advertiser wanted to target.

10 Jan 2020 7:48 AM

Twitter apologizes for using users' 2FA details to serve ads

Twitter said that the 2FA data may have been inadvertently used for advertising purposes.

10 Oct 2019 8:08 AM

Privacy group says tech giants not delivering on political ads pledges

Many users around the world lack meaningful insight into how ads are targeted on social media services.

03 Oct 2019 7:26 AM

Facebook injected more ads on Instagram

Facebook exerted more control over Instagram over the last two years, including the move to rename the app.

24 Aug 2019 7:30 AM


Facebook patent reveals probable plan of inserting ads in Messenger chats

The ads would come via a plug-in, allowing the app to show targeted ads.

03 Aug 2019 8:01 AM

Celebrities may face jail term for featuring in misleading advertisements

Penalty of Rs 10 lakh could be imposed on celebrities featuring in misleading advertisements.

31 Jul 2019 1:05 PM

Slowing digital-ad growth could force change on Google

Investors pushed down the stock of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, more than 7% in after-hours trading on Monday.

30 Apr 2019 1:19 PM

US congressional leaders query Google on tracking database

Congress has long been expected to take up privacy legislation after California passed a strict privacy law that goes into effect next year.

24 Apr 2019 11:11 AM

Google's Android TV update is showing sponsored content no one asked for

What’s even more troubling is that there is no way to disable them.

07 Apr 2019 11:55 AM


When it comes to disclosing sponsors, your Google Assistant may be mute

Responding to user searches out loud through Google Assistant is not ideal for generating revenue.

02 Apr 2019 11:24 AM

Facebook makes it easy to learn about ads you see in feed

If you visit Ad Library, you will be able to search for ads by page instead of just keywords.

30 Mar 2019 1:16 PM

Facebook beefs up political ad rules ahead of election

Facebook, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, said it will start blocking ads that don't comply in mid-April.

30 Mar 2019 10:06 AM

Facebook agrees to advertising overhaul to settle US discrimination suits

Under the agreement, Facebook will create a new advertising portal for ads linked to housing, employment and credit ad.

20 Mar 2019 12:06 PM

YouTube disables comments on videos featuring minors

YouTube disables comments on videos featuring minors

01 Mar 2019 11:51 AM


Disney, McDonald’s pull out of YouTube ads over ‘paedophilia ring’ concerns

YouTube has stressed that it has reported the abusive comments to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

22 Feb 2019 4:31 PM

Facebook brings stricter ads rules to India ahead of general election

Facebook since 2016 has become a means for politicians and their adversaries to distribute fake news and other propaganda.

17 Jan 2019 10:36 AM

Google reveals new policy for election ads ahead of EU vote

Google also said it would publish an EU transparency report, along with a searchable ad library.

22 Nov 2018 10:40 AM

Facebook, Google tools reveal political ad removal data

The databases also provided campaigns unprecedented insight into opponents’ online marketing.

07 Nov 2018 5:10 PM

Facebook to say who pays for UK political adverts

Britain’s parliament has called for tech firms such as Facebook to be made liable for disseminating misleading political information.

17 Oct 2018 9:13 AM