YouTube removes ads from, but won’t pull, ‘Trump Won’ video following backlash –

This year’s presidential election has already proven to be a considerable test of the U.S. democratic system. It’s also been doing a fine job testing the systems behind leading social … Read More

Facebook won’t accept ads that ‘delegitimize’ U.S. election results –

Following a particularly dark and vivid display of the threats to the 2020 U.S. election during Tuesday’s first presidential debate, Facebook has further clarified its new rules around election-related ads. … Read More

Reddit CEO defends allowing Trump ads ahead of presidential election – TechCrunch

Reddit is gearing up to run ads for President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 presidential election despite concerns from employees, TechCrunch has learned. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman addressed some … Read More

Data from Dutch public broadcaster shows the value of ditching creepy ads – TechCrunch

For anyone interested in the contested question of how much ‘value’ — or, well, how little — publishers derive from the privacy-hostile practice of tracking web users to behaviorally target … Read More

Google’s Fitbit deal could avoid EU antitrust probe by agreeing not to use health data for ads – TechCrunch

Google announced its plans to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion back in November. As of this writing, the deal has yet to go through, courtesy of all the usual regulatory … Read More

TikTok launches TikTok For Business for marketers, takes on Snapchat with new AR ads – TechCrunch

TikTok is announcing to advertisers that it’s open for business. The company is today officially introducing a new brand and platform called “TikTok For Business” that will serve as the … Read More

Big outdoor brands join #StopHateForProfit campaign, boycott Facebook and Instagram ads – TechCrunch

As corporations fall over themselves to perform their mostly abrupt commitments to racial justice, a few companies are seizing the moment to call out Facebook for its own failings. A … Read More