Australia’s competition regulator flags legal cases against tech companies over ads | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Competition regulator Rod Sims has foreshadowed possible further legal cases against tech groups as a result of inquiries into mobile phone app stores and how ads are sold online. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which Sims chairs, has been investigating so-called “ad tech”, where search engine Google is a Continue Reading

Facebook says it rejected 2.2m ads seeking to obstruct voting in US election | Facebook

A total of 2.2m ads on Facebook and Instagram have been rejected and 120,000 posts withdrawn for attempting to “obstruct voting” in the upcoming US presidential election, Facebook’s vice president Nick Clegg has said. In addition, warnings were posted on 150m examples of false information posted online, the former British Continue Reading

Facebook to ban ads discouraging vaccination | Technology- Tempemail

Facebook will ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated, the social media company announced Tuesday, as it launches a new public health campaign aimed at spreading flu vaccine information. The changes are a departure from Facebook’s previous policy, which prohibited ads with vaccine misinformation but allowed ads expressing opposition Continue Reading

Facebook announces plan to stop political ads after 3 November | Technology

Facebook has announced significant changes to its advertising and misinformation policies, saying it will stop running political ads in the United States after polls close on 3 November for an undetermined period of time. The changes, announced on Wednesday, come in an effort to “protect the integrity” of the upcoming Continue Reading

Facebook removes Trump campaign ads with misleading claims about refugees | Technology- Tempemail

Facebook has removed a number of ads from the Trump campaign for making misleading and inaccurate claims about Covid-19 and immigration. On Wednesday the social media platform took down the Trump-sponsored advertisements which claimed, without evidence, that accepting refugees would increase Americans’ risk of Covid-19. The ad, which featured a Continue Reading

Trump campaign runs Facebook ads on whether TikTok should be banned – Security- Tempemail

US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign ran Facebook ads over the weekend claiming that the Chinese-owned short video app TikTok is spying on users. The ads link to a survey asking whether TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based tech giant ByteDance, should be banned in the United States. They also Continue Reading