Google bans two websites from its ad platform over protest articles - 2020-06-16

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F0.png Google bans two websites from its ad platform over protest articles June 16, 2020, Adele-Momoko Fraser, NBC News

Google has banned two far-right websites from its advertising platform after research revealed the tech giant was profiting from articles pushing unsubstantiated claims about the Black Lives Matter protests.

The two sites, ZeroHedge and The Federalist, will no longer be able to generate revenue from any advertisements served by Google Ads.

A Google spokesperson said in an email that it took action after determining the websites violated its policies on content related to race.

"We have strict publisher policies that govern the content ads can run on and explicitly prohibit derogatory content that promotes hatred, intolerance, violence or discrimination based on race from monetizing," the spokesperson wrote. "When a page or site violates our policies, we take action. In this case, we've removed both sites' ability to monetize with Google."

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{{cite news | first = Adele-Momoko | last = Fraser | title = Google bans two websites from its ad platform over protest articles | url = https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/google-bans-two-websites-its-ad-platform-over-protest-articles-n1231176 | work = NBC News | date = June 16, 2020 | accessdate = June 17, 2020 }}