Google Bans Bitcoin Advertisements in Policy Change

  • Google Bans Bitcoin Advertisements in Policy Change

Google Bans Bitcoin Advertisements in Policy Change

Last month, Jason Roy, senior investigator for the Manitoba Securities Commission in Canada, praised Facebook's decision to ban cryptocurrency advertising, and indicated that it has implored Google to adopt a similar policy.

Technology: Their technology helps to detect policy violations, new threats and disable those threats, the majority of which are done before people, publishers and advertisers are ever impacted.

The company said it down more than 3.2 bn ads that violated its advertising policies in 2017, as well as blocking 79m ads in its network that attempted to send users to malware-laden sites. We paid $12.6 billion to publishing partners in our ad network previous year.

Deceptive content is always changing as bad actors try to game the system.

More frequently, we see violations of our scraping content policy.

Bloomberg reported that the company suspended 7,000 customer accounts for ads that impersonated a news article-what Google calls "tabloid cloaking"-and blocked more than 12,000 websites for copying information from other publications".

Does an ad with the headline "Ellen DeGeneres adopts a baby elephant!" make you want to click on it? Once a user clicks, they're directed to site that's trying to sell something like a weight-loss product, not a news story.

Of the 1.7 billion ads, 79 million were attempting to send people to malware-laden sites - Google removed 400,000 of these unsafe sites previous year.

In a what looks like a pre-emptive strike Google says it will add policies addressing ads in unregulated, overly complex, or speculative financial products like binary options, crypto-currencies, foreign exchange markets and contracts for difference (CFDs), an exotic financial bet.

They have already updated their gambling policies to address new methods of gambling with items that have real-world value (e.g., skins gambling).

Our work to protect the ads ecosystem doesn't stop here-it's ongoing.

Scott Spencer, director of sustainable ads, said in a statement: "Improving the ads experience across the web, whether that's removing harmful ads or intrusive ads, will continue to be a top priority for us".