Google latest tech giant to crack down on political ads as pressure on Facebook grows

Google to bar political advertisers from targeting voters based on affiliation and tighten ban on ‘demonstrably false claims’Google will no longer allow political advertisers to target voters based on their political affiliation, the company announced …

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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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Ignore Zuckerberg’s self-serving rubbish. Facebook must be regulated | Simon Jenkins

Intrusion, bullying, obscenity, extremism: we must define what ‘online harm’ means and take action to eradicate itLet us be grateful for small mercies. Thank you Twitter for banning political advertising. Given that such advertising is by its nature bi…

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Little by little, big tech’s veneer of invincibility is starting to crack | John Harris

Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are rattled. And two women, one on each side of the Atlantic, are leading the wayJust for a moment, let us pull our eyes away from Brexit and focus instead on two interwoven stories about how the world has gone wrong,…

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