Advertising

A look at how companies try to reach potential customers.

Sens Klobuchar, Graham, and Warner Reintroduce Honest Ads Act

Sens Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Mark Warner (D-VA) reintroduced the Honest Ads Act to help prevent foreign interference in future elections and improve the transparency of online political advertisements.

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Department of Justice

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Thu, 05/02/2019 - 13:30 to Fri, 05/03/2019 - 13:00

The Department of Justice will hold a public workshop on May 2 and 3, 2019 to explore industry dynamics in media advertising and the implications for antitrust enforcement and policy, including merger enforcement. The workshop will cover the different types of television and online advertising, and it will highlight, among other developments in the industry, the role of online and mobile advertising networks.



Code of practice against disinformation: Commission welcomes the commitment of online platforms ahead of the European elections

The European Commission published the latest reports by Facebook, Google and Twitter covering the progress made in March 2019 to fight disinformation.

Trump's 2020 plan: Target seniors on Facebook

The Trump campaign is spending nearly half (44%) of its Facebook ad budget to target users who are over 65 years old, as opposed to Democratic candidates who are only spending 27% of their budget on that demographic. Other data points pulled from

If we want to be modern, working on a machine-readable format for the public file should come next

We have more work do if want to truly modernize the public file system that is the subject of our decision April 12. These filings include things like station authorizations, contour maps, ownership reports, equal employment opportunity filings, r

The Mounting Federal Investigations Into Facebook

Facebook now faces investigations into its business practices from a variety of federal agencies. Officials have opened inquiries into possible civil and criminal violations of laws related to privacy, corporate governance and discrimination.

The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas.

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A Watchful Eye on Facebook’s Advertising Practices

Before the Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 28 announced that it has charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act by enabling advertisers to engage in housing discrimination, Facebook said that it would change its ad-ta

Facebook tightens up rules for political advertisers

Advertisers will be required to provide verifiable public contact details before they can run political campaigns on Facebook, in the latest attempt by the social network to increase accountability for so-called dark adverts.

HUD is reviewing Twitter’s and Google’s ad practices as part of housing discrimination probe

The Department of Housing and Urban Development alerted Twitter and Google in 2018 that it is scrutinizing their practices for possible housing discrimination, a sign that more technology companies could be ensnared in a government probe of their