Facebook and Google allegedly cut a deal that reduced ad competition

The antitrust cases against Facebook and Google might have some additional fuel. The New York Times says it has obtained documents from Texas’ antitrust lawsuit elaborating on a “sweetheart deal” (first mentioned by the Wall Street Journal) Google ga...

Facebook temporarily bans ads for gun accessories and military gear

Facebook is continuing its crackdown on potential domestic terrorism at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The social network told BuzzFeed News that it was temporarily banning US ads for gun accessories and military gear, such as holsters and...

Google is again halting all political ads following Capitol Hill riots

For the second time in the space of a few months, Google is suspending political advertising. As of January 14th, the company expanding enforcement of its its sensitive event policy. It’s also putting a hold on ads that reference impeachment, Preside...

Facebook and Google indefinitely extend their ban on political ads

With the fallout of the US presidential election set to rumble on for who knows how long, Facebook and Google's bans on political advertising are still in effect. The companies previously said their respective pauses on such ads would last for at lea...

Facebook turned down 2.2 million ads meant to interfere with US voting

Facebook really, really wants you to know it’s cracking down on attempts to interfere with voting in the 2020 US election. Global affairs VP Nick Clegg told Le Journal du Dimanche in an interview (via The Guardian and AFP) that Facebook had rejected...