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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:10 PM

Google and YouTube reportedly pull hundreds of Trump ads for violating policies

Source: The Guardian

Google and YouTube reportedly pull hundreds of Trump ads for violating policies

YouTube chief executive officer confirmed in interview there were ‘ads of Trump that were not approved to run on Google or YouTube’

Dominic Rushe in New York
@dominicru
Mon 2 Dec 2019 15.28 GMT
Last modified on Mon 2 Dec 2019 15.40 GMT

Google and YouTube have pulled hundreds of ads for Donald Trump over the last few months, according to 60 Minutes on CBS.

A review of the tech companies’ advertising archive found at least 300 Trump ads had been pulled from the platforms, mainly over the summer, after they had been found to violate advertising policies.

In an interview with 60 Minutes, YouTube chief executive officer Susan Wojcicki confirmed that there were “ads of President Trump that were not approved to run on Google or YouTube”.

Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter have faced scrutiny over political ads. In October Twitter announced it was banning political advertising on its platform.

Wojcicki was also asked about a Trump ad that falsely accuses former vice-president and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden of offering military aid to Ukraine in exchange for the firing of a prosecutor investigating a company tied to his son, Hunter.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/dec/02/google-youtube-trump-ads-pulled-report

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