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Facebook will send postcards to verify US election ad buyers

Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the social network will send postcards to verify ……


Logan Paul hasn’t learned his lesson

Logan Paul, the YouTube star who came under fire recently after posting a video of a corpse, is at the center of yet another controversy. This time around, Paul is facing backlash for uploading a video in which he’s seen shooting two lifeless ……


YouTube found ‘no interference’ from Russia during Brexit vote

YouTube says that it hasn’t found any evidence of Russian interference during the UK’s Brexit vote in 2016. Members of parliament aren’t satisfied, however, and are asking for the video network to examine clips of Russian origin, not just ads……


Amazon pulls lock screen ads from discounted Prime phones

Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones are decent bargains over their regular counterparts, but there has always been a catch: your lock screen becomes a billboard. It doesn’t really feel like your phone with those ads and offers. You won’t have to p……


TiVo flips ‘SkipMode’ around for Super Bowl ad fans

A few years ago TiVo rolled out SkipMode for its DVRs that would allow viewers to jump past ads (on certain prime-time programs) with the press of a button. This year, for Super Bowl LII it’s flipping the technology around with GameSkip that w……


Ads in Instagram Stories are about to get worse

More ads are coming to Instagram. This time, the photo-minded social network is upping the amount brands can put into Stories. Now, instead of one photo or video in an advertiser’s Story, there can be up to three. Coca-Cola, movie studio Param……


Google freezes addiction center ads after word of sketchy referrals

Google rarely stops advertising for an entire category, but it’s making that exception to halt some serious abuses. The search firm has temporarily stopped running addiction center ads worldwide after a report revealed that sketchy referral se……


Facebook goes back to basics: People

Over the past couple of years, Facebook has frequently tweaked its News Feed algorithms to deliver stories that are relevant and of interest to you. It was a strategy that, up until now, seemed to be the way forward for the site. But that’s al……


Google bans sketchy UK ads for profiteering addiction helplines

Google’s not having the best start to the year, as it’s already been called out, yet again, for unscrupulous advertising practices. An investigation by The Sunday Times shed light on a significant money-making machine, which played out through……


France considers new laws to fight fake news

During a media briefing yesterday, French President Emmanuel Macron said that he would soon introduce new legislation aimed at combating fake news during elections. Under the new law, websites publishing sponsored content would have to disclos……