Facebook pulls Walmart and P&G ads for lacking 'political' labeling

UPDATE: After this article was published, Facebook reversed its decision that the Walmart ad was political and required a "paid for by" disclosure. "The aim of this policy and authorization process is increased authenticity for political ads on Facebook," a spokeswoman said in an email. "It won't be perfect to startwe'll learn and evolve over timebut we think the good far outweighs the bad."~ ~ ~Facebook appears to be putting brands in the penalty box as it begins enforcing new rules meant to clean up political advertising on its platform. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2018-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Video Ad Metric Lawsuit Prompts Publishers to Revisit the ‘Pivot to Video’

New information in an updated court filing against Facebook has prompted publishers to reconsider the extent of the miscalculation they made when reallocating resources to video teams in an effort to capitalize on the potential of social video. The unredacted court filings, part of an ongoing... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

Facebook said Thursday that it has purged more than 800 U.S publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically oriented content that violated the company's spam policies, a move that could reignite accusations of political censorship. The accounts and pages, with names like Reasonable... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Extended Its Ad Breaks Video Monetization Options to More Languages and Countries

Facebook announced Monday that its Ad Breaks <span aria-describedby="tt" class="glossaryLink " data-cmtooltip=" Monetization Monetization is utilizing existing website traffic or app users to produce revenue, often via ads or affiliate links. Influencers monetize their social media profiles... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Started Indexing News Pages to Determine Which Publishers Belong in Its Ad Archive

Facebook announced that it has begun the process of indexing news pages in order to determine which publishers should be included in the Ad Archive that it introduced in June. The Ad Archive, which is available globally, gives people the ability to search for ads related to politics or issues of... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook rolls out system to include news publishers in its controversial Ad Archive

Facebook is moving forward with its controversial Ad Archive with a new system that will decide whether to include individual publishers in the archive. The post Facebook rolls out system to include news publishers in its controversial Ad Archive appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Twitter tweaks Facebook with new issue ads policy that exempts publishers

The policy requires advertisers to get certified to run ads that refer to an election or candidate, or advocate for big issues including abortion, civil rights and guns. The post Twitter tweaks Facebook with new issue ads policy that exempts publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook is playing nicer with publishers by easing up on ad and content restrictions

Facebook Watch is still no jackpot. But Facebook is letting more publishers sell their own ad inventory and has warmed up to non-exclusive content. The post Facebook is playing nicer with publishers by easing up on ad and content restrictions appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-08-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google publishes its own archive of US political ads

In the months leading up to the US midterm elections, the big online sites that inadvertently hosted the worst manipulation back in 2016, like Facebook and Twitter, have adopted new advertising policies to enforce transparency. So has Google, which h... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-08-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook says it has been targeted by a political influence campaign again

Facebook once again has been the target of a political influence campaign, months ahead of the November midterm elections. The social network said Tuesday it removed 32 pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram for “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” which echoed Russian efforts leading up... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vote Leave's targeted Brexit ads released by Facebook

The social media ads that helped Vote Leave win the EU referendum are published in full for the first time. Continue reading at BBC World

[ BBC World | 2018-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Friday Wake-Up Call: Trump's 2016 ad strategy reportedly impressed Facebook

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[ Advertising Age | 2018-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Here’s how many Facebook ads some publishers are running on their main pages

After a change Facebook made June 28, you can now see how much publishers advertise on the platform. The post Here’s how many Facebook ads some publishers are running on their main pages appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook, New York Times Execs Get Into Heated Debate Over Ad Policy

Campbell Brown, head of global news partnerships at Facebook, said publishers have "welcomed" the company's approach to including them in their political ads policy. Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times, called bullshit. Brown and Thompson were discussing the findings in the 2018 Reuters... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook’s New Political Algorithms Increase Tension With Publishers

Mark Thompson, left, the chief executive of The New York Times Company, with Thomas Friedman, a Times columnist, in 2016. At a panel discussion on Thursday, Mr. Thompson said Facebook uses algorithms that can mischaracterize news as partisan political content. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Kiplinger uses Facebook ads to grow its newsletters

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[ Digiday | 2018-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More Facebook videos will get pre-roll ads soon

Facebook plans to try out pre-roll ads -- that is, commercials that play before videos -- in more parts of its service. This comes after it's spent months testing the format in limited places, like the Watch section. In a blog post published today, t... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Walmart Pulls Cosmopolitan From Store Checkouts

The retailer called it "primarily a business decision," but acknowledged pressure from campaigns against the magazine's sexual content. The post Walmart Pulls Cosmopolitan From Store Checkouts appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2018-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Walmart pulls Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkouts

Walmart is pulling Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkout lanes, bowing to pressure from an activist group that sees the publication's racy covers as "sexploitation."The world's largest retailer will now sell the Hearst Corp. publication just in its magazine aisle, spokesman Randy Hargrove said... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NBC News Chairman Lack Sees No Value for Publishers in Facebook

NBC News' Chairman Andrew Lack isn't optimistic on Facebook."Facebook doesn't have value for publishers really," Lack told reporters during a press briefing on NBC News' digital initiatives on Wednesday. "I call them Fakebook.""What's frustrating about Facebook is you can't have a relationship... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook expands breaking news label to more publishers

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[ Engadget | 2018-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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