Targeted ads are one of the world’s most destructive trends. Here’s why | Arwa Mahdawi

They have led to a proliferation of fake news and clickbait, fuelled surveillance capitalism and normalised pervasive tracking and data-mining. Then there’s their effect on democracy …We have been arguing about political advertising on social media a…

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And they’re off … £6.8bn Christmas ad spree gets under way

Walkers calls on Mariah Carey and Argos pulls on heartstrings but ad binge masks overall fall in spendingA record £6.8bn festive advertising spree gets under way this weekend with Argos, Asda, Iceland and Walkers calling on the star power of Mariah Car…

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McDonald’s Portugal apologises for ‘Sundae Bloody Sundae’ ads

Halloween promotion was not intended to be ‘insensitive reference’ to historical eventsMcDonald’s in Portugal has apologised for using the slogan “Sundae Bloody Sundae” in a Halloween campaign for its ice-cream puddings.It appears the chain decided to …

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