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  • Dem lawmakers release thousands of Russian Facebook ads

    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the fullest picture yet of Russia’s attempt to sow racial and political division in the U.S. before and after the 2016 election. Most...
  • Democrats plan to release 3,000+ Facebook ads linked to Russia

    The House Intelligence Committee showed some of the Facebook ads bought by Russians. The committee’s Democrats intend on releasing all 3,000+ ads some time this week. Alex Wong / Getty Images House Democrats are ready to pull the curtain open on more than 3,000 Facebook ads bought by Russians...
  • How to protect your personal data from Facebook profiteering

    Should you delete Facebook? Or is there a way to use the “free” social media platform without allowing it to make money off your personal data? Revelations that the Trump-linked political data firm Cambridge Analytica skirted Facebook’s privacy policies to suck up data on over 50 million Americans, and...
  • YouTube toughens advert payment rules

    YouTube is introducing tougher requirements for video publishers who want to make money from its platform. In addition, it has said staff will manually review all clips before they are added to a premium service that pairs big brand advertisers with popular content. The moves follow a series of...
  • Brands pull YouTube ads over images of children

    LONDON (Reuters) – Lidl, Cadbury maker Mondelez, Mars and other companies have pulled advertising from YouTube after the Times newspaper found the video sharing site was showing clips of scantily clad children alongside the ads of major brands. Comments from hundreds of pedophiles were posted alongside the videos, which...
  • Stats Show: Russia Spent in the tens of thousands on campaign ads for 2016 election!

    Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars to run advertisements on Google’s various platforms intended to affect the 2016 US presidential election, according to a new report from The Washington Post. Facebook has come under heavy criticism in recent weeks after it said that Russian agents had paid for ads...
  • Facebook will give its 3,000 Russia-linked ads to Congress today

    Facebook said it plans on Monday to turn over to the U.S. Congress copies of some 3,000 ads that the social network says were likely bought by people in Russia in the months surrounding the 2016 U.S. election. Last month, in response to calls from U.S. lawmakers, Facebook CEO...
  • Ad agencies are all moving to the Internet!

    While Madison Avenue wants to believe its headwinds are cyclical, one analyst on Thursday said ad agency troubles could be systemic. Giant ad agencies’ biggest clients are moving business online — siphoning profits away from the Mad men. Behemoths like WPP, which saw its stock plunge 11.5 percent on...
  • VIDEO: Apple is taking us to the Archives!

    Being Apple is exhausting. So many people to please, so many gadgets to make and so many members of the media spying and spewing words on your every gesture. Perhaps a little of that exasperated tiredness crept into Cupertino’s latest ad for the iPhone 7. The phone that no...