Google Bans Two Websites From Its Ad Platform Over Protest Articles
UPDATE: The original article is not quite right - the pages with the objectionable content are banned, not the entire site - with the update in the article the Federalist removed the objectionable material, and is now fine by Google.
IT’s about damned time - it’s been apparent to many over the past few years that Zero hedge is merely another state outlet for Putin, basically designed to talk down the US economy, promote Russian interests and to stir the pot whenever anything controversial was happening, picking at scabs where ever they find them in U.S. Culture. The GOP love connection with foreign operatives and news outlets knows zero bounds, so I’m pleased with this, but let’s see if it sticks.
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.”