Google’s automated system for matching marketers with websites sometimes places advertisements for brands on sites with which they would prefer not to be associated. Photo: Reuters
Google’s automated system for matching marketers with websites sometimes places advertisements for brands on sites with which they would prefer not to be associated. Photo: Reuters
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Google helps place ads on sites amplifying coronavirus conspiracies

  • Research group the Global Disinformation Index has found that Google placed ads on sites that run baseless claims about Covid-19
  • The ads were placed through Google’s automated system for matching marketers with websites

Google’s automated system for matching marketers with websites sometimes places advertisements for brands on sites with which they would prefer not to be associated. Photo: Reuters
Google’s automated system for matching marketers with websites sometimes places advertisements for brands on sites with which they would prefer not to be associated. Photo: Reuters
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