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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 10:41 PM

300+ Trump ads taken down by Google, YouTube

60 Minutes finds over 300 video ads for President Trump were taken down, mostly over the summer, for violating company policy

How to handle political ads on social media has become a growing concern as the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaches.

In an interview on 60 Minutes, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said the controversial Trump/Biden ad does not violate their policy.

60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl asked Wojcicki, "Have you taken down any of President Trump's ads at all?" YouTube's CEO responded, "There are ads of President Trump that were not approved to run on Google or YouTube." When pressed for an example, Wojcicki added, "Well, they're available in our transparency report."

In response to concerns raised after the 2016 election cycle, Google and YouTube, like Facebook, keep a searchable archive of political ads that have run on the site.

60 Minutes reviewed the archive to learn more about President Trump's problematic political ads. We found that over 300 video ads were taken down by Google and YouTube, mostly over the summer, for violating company policy. But the archive doesn't detail what policy was violated. Was it copyright violation? A lie or extreme inaccuracy? Faulty grammar? Bad punctuation? It's unclear. The ads determined to be offending are not available to be screened. We found very little transparency in the transparency report.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/300-trump-ads-taken-down-by-google-youtube-60-minutes-2019-12-01/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab6a&linkId=78039935&fbclid=IwAR3DoN9LYfsVFotpKqbO2DBFeE7v1gzmcaErX08ILiMlS2m5DasUPmcfmAI

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 10:51 PM

1. Well, we know what we will be hearing from FOX, Sinclair, and hate radio tomorrow.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:04 AM

2. Good. Let them get access to the ads and show them. I imagine

they're fairly disgusting to be banned.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:15 AM

3. I agree

and they need to be disclosed.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:56 AM

4. Perhaps the ads were designed to be banned. More trickery from the Trumpians.

I would like to see them.

But if the media show them, then isn't that the equivalent of a free ad buy?

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:25 AM

5. Good! At least it's something

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