Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
Bibi: Cyber-Attacks Are Grave Aviation Threat, But Field Offers Unimaginable Benefits How Trump & 3 Other US Presidents Protected «Israel’s» Worst-Kept Secret: Its Nuclear Arsenal Imam Khamenei: The Enemy of Humanity Is the Regime That Separates 1000s of Children from Their Mothers Separating Children from Their Families Is Nothing New, US Has Been Doing It for Decades ’Israel’ Strikes 25 Hamas Positions in Gaza Taliban Kill 30 Afghan Soldiers, Take Base South Sudan: Foes Set to Meet in Ethiopia Brexit: Theresa May Faces Showdown with Pro-EU Rebels Al-Khalifa Official to Hebrew Media: Bahrain 1st Gulf State to Form Ties with ’Israel’ Abidjan Flooding: At Least 18 Killed in Ivory Coast Imam #Khamenei: #Iran is facing the oppression of some countries for demanding #justice and calling for #Islam Imam #Khamenei: Some tyrant countries are killing #Yemeni civilians and trying to steal their lifeline seaport #Yemen: #Hudaydah airport, entire coastal area still under control of the #Yemeni Army and Popular Committees #IRGC: #Saudi aggression to be defeated in Al-#Hudaydah and victory is for #Yemen In a surprise visit, #NorthKorean leader #Kim Jong-un arrives in #Beijing #Occupied #Palestine: Dozens of #Israeli settlers storm #Aqsa Mosque, #occupation forces detain Chief of Guards "#Israeli" jets strike 9 targets in #Gaza Fire Hits #Scrapyard in Central #UK, Airport Closed 2 men stabbed to death in mosque in #SouthAfrica 2026 Football #WorldCup will be held in the #US, #Mexico and #Canada after #FIFA voted for the joint bid Wednesday
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Miscellaneous

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Google under Fire for Promoting Hate Videos with Gov’t Ads
Local Editor

Google is facing a wave of angry customers after advertisements from major brands and the UK government appeared alongside content from hate preachers and extremist groups.

Google under Fire for Promoting Hate Videos with Gov't Ads

The British government summoned the tech firm to explain itself after a newspaper investigation showed that taxpayer-funded ads were used on inappropriate content including videos from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

"We have placed a temporary restriction on our YouTube advertising pending reassurances from Google [GOOG] that government messages can be delivered in a safe and appropriate way," the British government said in a statement.

The investigation published by The Times showed that ads from the BBC, Transport for London, Visit Scotland, L'Oreal [LRLCF], the Financial Conduct Authority, Honda [HMC], supermarket chain Sainsbury's and The Guardian all appeared next to objectionable content on YouTube.

In addition to former Klan leader Duke, the ads were used alongside content from far-right party Britain First and an organization of Polish nationalists, as well as a smattering of religious extremists and controversial hate preachers.

Google said in a statement that it has "strict guidelines" that define where ads should appear.

"We accept that we don't always get it right, and that sometimes, ads appear where they should not. We're committed to doing better, and will make changes to our policies and brand controls for advertisers," it added.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

17-03-2017 | 14:59


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top