New data reveals how a major company's COVID-19 ad keyword blocking starves the news media during a global pandemic.
“I think there we will unfortunately see more closures of newspapers, more news deserts as a result of this,” said one publisher.
“Pinterest just called my mom out for looking up DIY coronavirus face masks.”
Drinking water is good, but it won't kill the COVID-19 virus.
Gannett, Bonnier, Edmunds, and Elle were among the publishers receiving the traffic.
Sensor Tower has owned at least 20 apps that track data passing through people’s phones.
“Even in five years of looking at troubling disinfo every day, I'm not sure I've ever seen anything quite this malicious.”
“This is an invasive maneuver resulting in poor user experiences.”
Trolls Flooded A Bar's Facebook Page With Bad Reviews Over An Event For LGBTQ Kids. The Community's Response Was Heartwarming.
The event was meant for kids at a local LGBTQ center, but trolls found out about it and started leaving bad reviews.
As they stole stories from real newspapers, these sites baffled scientists, activists, and journalists. Until now.
The scheme, dubbed “DiCaprio,” shows how common ad fraud has become in the connected TV industry.
People Are Spreading False And Unverified Information About Iran's Missile Attack On US Bases In Iraq. Don't Be Fooled.
Information on social media includes outdated images and unverified casualty counts.
One firm promised to “use every tool and take every advantage available in order to change reality according to our client's wishes.”
Google made the link a valuable commodity, so hackers are compromising sites and then getting paid to inject links.
The social media giant is trying to prove it can be trusted to police itself.
Exclusive: Facebook Fired A Contractor Who Was Paid Thousands In Bribes To Reactivate Banned Ad Accounts
"This behavior is absolutely prohibited under our policies and the individual is no longer working with Facebook."
Facebook Said A Chinese Company Compromised Users With Malware And Then Ran Ads Using Their Accounts
The defendants allegedly used the accounts to run ads that often misused the images of celebrities to sell “counterfeit goods and diet pills.”
“I like positivity and like to follow all Trump media”
A network of fake local news sites generated millions of pageviews as part of an ad fraud scheme, researchers say.
The Buffalo Chronicle paid to promote two of its highly dubious stories about Justin Trudeau.