Advertising

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Your Kid’s Apps Are Crammed With Ads

In apps marketed for children 5 and under in the Google Play store, there were pop-up ads with disturbing imagery.

FCC's O'Rielly Warns That Children's TV Rules Could Go Away

Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly suggested the agency's children's video rules might be unconstitutional.

PTC: FCC Yet to Address Fundamental KidVid Questions

The Parents Television Council says the Federal Communications Commission needs to answer some fundamental questions before it decides to make any "material" changes to its children's TV rules, which would mean voting on an order stemming from the

Justice Department Accuses Russians of Interfering in Midterm Elections

Russians working for a close ally of President Vladimir Putin engaged in an elaborate campaign of “information warfare” to interfere with the midterm elections, federal prosecutors said in unsealing a criminal complaint against one of them.

Digital transition triggers ad industry trust crisis

The $220 billion US advertising industry is facing an unprecedented wave of scandal and controversy, causing frustration amongst marketers, consumers, and lawmakers. The advertising industry is loosely regulated by the Federal Trade Commission, wh

Facebook takes down ads mentioning African-Americans and Hispanics, calling them political

Dozens of advertisements removed from Facebook for being political ahead of the November midterm elections did not appear to express any political view.

In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook

A competitive race in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District has an alarming new element: anonymous attack ads on Facebook.

Advertisers Allege Facebook Failed to Disclose Key Metric Error for More Than a Year

Facebook knew of problems in how it measured viewership of video ads on its platform for more than a year before it disclosed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed by advertisers.

After throttling firefighters, Verizon praises itself for saving lives

Verizon is touting its commitment to firefighters and public safety in a new ad, released weeks after Verizon throttled

Smaller outlets reduce, scrap Facebook promotion over new political ad rules

When Facebook announced in April that it would create a public database of political advertising, it seemed like a meaningful step—something that might make it harder for Russian trolls and other bad actors to try to manipulate public opinion usin