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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

‘Meth. We’re on it.’: Spokane ad agencies divided on South Dakota’s viral campaign

“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 details political ad ban, admits it’s imperfect

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

FTC sues Match Group, says it duped people into subscribing

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.


New Google policy bars ads for unproven stem cell therapies

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 rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

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

Drugmakers will have to reveal medication prices in TV ads

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 …


Google halts political ads in Washington state after state’s lawsuit over ad transparency

Google stopped accepting political ads in Washington state on Thursday, just days after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson


GOP groups take out ads to stoke Trump-Tester feud

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

New service aims to follow users across multiple devices

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

Critics wary as Google’s Chrome begins an ad crackdown

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 best and the worst Super Bowl ads

Here’s a look at the winners and losers during the biggest advertising showcase of the year.


Humor, social messages proliferate at a tame Super Bowl

This year’s Super Bowl ads ran the gamut from tame humor to … tame messages about social causes.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

10 ads that stand out during Super Bowl 52

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

Newly disclosed Facebook ads show Russia’s cyber intrusion

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.


Twitter bans ads from Kremlin-funded RT and Sputnik, but they can still tweet

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 …


Twitter toughens abuse rules – and now has to enforce them

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

Twitter to disclose info on political ads amid scrutiny

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 …


California billionaire launches ads urging Trump impeachment

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.


Facebook’s Sandberg favors release of Russia-linked ads

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 …


Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail and other platforms

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 security chief warns of dangers to fake-news solutions

Facebook’s chief security officer warned that the fake-news problem is more complicated and dangerous to solve than the public thinks.


Facebook tightens ad policies after ‘Jew-hater’ fiasco

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.


Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election

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: Accounts from Russia bought ads during U.S. campaign

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

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

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 …


Officials warn that tobacco settlement ads are a scam

Washington state residents are getting peppered with claims that they can sign up to receive their share of tobacco lawsuit settlement.


U.S. Sikhs launch major ad campaign to push back on hate

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.


Conservative group’s health care ads target GOP moderates

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

Angie’s List rejects O’Reilly boycott: Trusts members to ‘make their own’ decisions

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 …


10 Super Bowl ads to watch: Sexy Mr. Clean; John Malkovich

The Super Bowl isn’t just played on the field. Just as intense is a battle off the field to win viewers’ attentions.