Sunday, January 21, 2018

Facebook pauses ability to exclude ad targets based on race, ethnicity

Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook really means it this time. Last year, Facebook was found to have allowed housing advertisers to exclude targets based on...

YouTube has killed ads from 2 million videos in past week over disturbing kids’...

YouTube advertisers are fleeing en masse for the second time this year — this time, over having their ads appear with disturbing videos targeted...

A year after U.S. presidential election, tech giants face growing calls for regulation

Facebook, Twitter and Google — which saw their platforms used for Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections — are facing increasing calls...

Facebook, Twitter, Google and where Silicon Valley’s money comes from

Tech companies face dilemma after conundrum after balancing act, and now the spotlight is on their funding sources. There’s Saudi money. Russian money. And...

Starbucks sneaking poop into drinks? Nope. But Google’s cashing in on fake-news website ads

If you believe website Freedom Daily, Starbucks is surreptitiously adding human feces to some of its drinks. “HUGE U.S. Biz Has Been Sneaking Feces...

Google says Russian troll farm was client, but spent less than $5,000 on ads...

As Google, Facebook and Twitter prepare for a two-day Congressional grilling over alleged Russian exploitation of their platforms to influence the last presidential election,...

Facebook, Twitter, Google ’embeds’ boosted Trump campaign: study

Donald Trump could think/tweet all he wants that Facebook was on Hillary Clinton’s side. But his presidential campaign got a bigger boost than expected from...

Twitter bans two Russian news agencies from advertising on its site

Facing pressure to do more to protect the integrity of U.S. elections, Twitter on Thursday said it is barring Russia Today and Sputnik from advertising on...

Google, Facebook, Twitter face more regulation for online political ads

Silicon Valley tech firms, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, have been grappling with how Russia may have used their tools and services to influence...

Facebook, Google had role in anti-refugee ad campaign in swing states

Facebook and Google, companies that publicly support and advocate for immigrants and refugees, helped anti-immigrant and anti-refugee ad campaigns in swing states, according to...

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