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.
The Canadian Election’s Surprise Influencer Is A Buffalo Man Targeting Canadians With Viral Disinformation
Matthew Ricchiazzi has written debunked stories about Canadian politics and once told a US candidate he'd publish "negative articles about [their] opponents" for $400 apiece.
Ads Inc., which is shutting down in the wake of a BuzzFeed News Investigation, used the images of some of Canada's biggest TV stars as part of a massive Facebook scam.
From San Diego to the Philippines, a Republican digital marketing entrepreneur created one of the biggest Facebook scams of all time.
IBT India says it fired the employee responsible, but denies it committed ad fraud.
A group backed by the Alberta oil industry spent half a million dollars on videos denouncing pipeline protesters — but stopped promoting them right before it would have been required to register with Elections Canada.
Google Removed Dozens Of Android Apps From A Major Chinese Developer Due To "Deceptive Or Disruptive Ads"
This is the third time in recent months that Google has mass-removed apps from a big Chinese developer due to ad violations.
Since July 1, the Liberals have spent $738,715 in advertising on Facebook and Instagram, and the Conservative party has spent $251,303.
Some of the websites use fake profile photos for their writers, while others spread false information.
Exclusive: Funders Have Given Facebook A Deadline To Share Data With Researchers Or They’re Pulling Out
Facebook has to provide key data by Sept. 30.
“I think the only way to feel reasonably confident about this project is if you ignore what’s happened over the past 16 months.”
Matt Drudge Has Barely Changed Anything About The Drudge Report In The Last 20 Years. This Summer, He Upended Its Advertising Business.
A change to the secretive publisher’s business has revealed new details about his operation and is attracting scrutiny from the ad industry.