Stories tagged: ads
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
“I guess my first reaction was, ‘Oh no, they’re going to get a lot of attention and, maybe, not all of it helpful attention,’ ” said a Spokane advertising executive …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Twitter says its new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and advocacy for or against political content.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Match Group for allegedly using notifications about phony profiles to trick consumers into paying for a subscription to dating site Match.com.
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
Responding to ubiquitous online marketing by stem cell clinics selling unapproved treatments for everything from achy joints to Alzheimer’s, Google announced Friday it will no longer accept ads for “unproven …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information about you on outside websites and apps.
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019
Those ever-present TV ads for prescription drugs will soon carry prices, too, the nation’s top health official said Wednesday, responding to a public outcry for government action to restrain medication …
Thu., June 7, 2018
Google stopped accepting political ads in Washington state on Thursday, just days after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson
Wed., May 2, 2018
Republican groups are taking out attack ads against Sen. Jon Tester in an attempt to make good on President Donald Trump’s pledge that the Montana Democrat will pay for scuttling …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018
About 60 companies including such leading brands as Subway, Sprint and the NFL are joining forces to help each other follow you around online.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018
On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to reshape the web by eradicating ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
Here’s a look at the winners and losers during the biggest advertising showcase of the year.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
This year’s Super Bowl ads ran the gamut from tame humor to … tame messages about social causes.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
From Steven Tyler de-aging for Kia to Amazon’s imagining of different voices for Alexa, here are 10 ads that are likely to be talked about.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around divisive social issues.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
Twitter Inc. said Thursday that it will no longer accept advertising from Sputnik and Russia Today, pointing to the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that the two Kremlin-funded news organizations were …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
Twitter is enacting new policies around hate, abuse and advertisements, but having rules is only half the battle – the easy half.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017
The move follows similar steps by Facebook and the introduction of a bill that seeks to bring more transparency to online political ads in an attempt to lessen the influence …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Friday that he will dump at least $10 million into a national television advertising campaign calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should “absolutely” be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017
Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
Facebook’s chief security officer warned that the fake-news problem is more complicated and dangerous to solve than the public thinks.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like “Jew-haters” as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that it has discovered it sold ads during the U.S. presidential election to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
Facebook says it has identified nearly 500 fake accounts, probably run from Russia, that it says spent about $100,000 on ads that amplified politically divisive issues during the 2016 U.S. …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017
The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out …
Wed., June 14, 2017
Washington state residents are getting peppered with claims that they can sign up to receive their share of tobacco lawsuit settlement.
Wed., April 12, 2017
Sikhs in the United States are launching a million-dollar awareness campaign that aims to stop hate-fueled attacks by explaining more about who they are and what they believe.
Mon., April 10, 2017
The conservative Club for Growth is launching TV spots pressuring moderate Republican lawmakers to support the party’s languishing health care overhaul drive, officials of the group said Monday in the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017
More than 30 advertisers have fled the airwaves of “The O’Reilly Factor,” the most popular cable television show on the most popular cable network, after a New York Times report …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017
The Super Bowl isn’t just played on the field. Just as intense is a battle off the field to win viewers’ attentions.