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Google scrabbles to appease advertisers after drawing ire for inappropriate ad placements

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Yesterday, the Guardian withdrew advertising from Google and YouTube after its ads were placed next to extremist content. The British newspaper was not alone — broadcaster Channel 4, and even the British government soon followed suit. Now Google is scrabbling to calm down the situation. Advertisers are unhappy that their ads have been placed next to extremist content and hate speech, and Google says it will improve the controls advertisers have over ad placement. At the same time, the company says: “we believe strongly in the freedom of speech and expression on the web — even when that means we… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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