Google kicked ZeroHedge off its ad platform and warned the Federalist - 2020-06-16
San Francisco (CNN Business) Google has taken action against two news websites over what it says are offensive remarks in their comment sections, banning one site from making money off its advertising platforms and threatening to ban the other.
One of the websites, popular financial blog ZeroHedge , has already been banned from Google's ad platform, while right wing news site The Federalist was served with a warning that it could face a similar ban, Google said. NBC News first reported that both sites were banned and Google later clarified that The Federalist had not yet lost its ability to monetize its content.
"We have strict publisher policies that govern the content ads can run on, which includes comments on the site," a Google spokesperson said in a statement. "If the site remedies the issues with derogatory or offensive comments, they can be reinstated."