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Major brands pull Facebook advertisements over hateful content

Major brands pull Facebook advertisements over hateful content

Facebook has once again come under fire for its content policy, which many organizations, companies, and users say is too lax in light of hate speech and violent content. Earlier this month, the social network finally banned videos of decapitations, but has still allowed large quantities of controversial content - many of it gender-based, according to some organizations - to persist. For this reason, more than a dozen big-name companies have pulled their advertisements from the social network.

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Google under investigation by FTC over advertisements

Google under investigation by FTC over advertisements

Google is once again under FTC scrutiny, this time over its advertisement methods and whether it is using them to harm its competition, something that is separate from the issue closed earlier this year concerning whether it was in violation of antitrust laws. For now it remains a preliminary investigation, and there's no word on whether the agency has pegged Google as having broken any laws.

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Nintendo to nab ad revenue from YouTube users’ gaming videos

Nintendo to nab ad revenue from YouTube users’ gaming videos

YouTube allows certain users to earn revenue from advertisements displayed on their videos, while others upload videos simply for the joy of it. What neither of those two types of users are happy about is the revelation that Nintendo will acquire all revenue proceeds earned by those users' videos featuring games by the company. Nintendo's response is a tad passive aggressive, suggesting that users have to deal with it or else their ability to upload the videos will be blocked entirely.

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PlayStation 4 hardware reveal fools the hopeful

PlayStation 4 hardware reveal fools the hopeful

It would appear that some very skilled tricksters have taken to the web with a video advertisement amalgamation of images and flashing lights that are making even the best spotters look twice: is that the real PlayStation 4? Alas- it is not to be. Sony has confirmed that the video spot you're about to see was not generated by them or their PR agency - that's not to say that the console isn't going to be very, very similar, of course.

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Facebook wants advertisers to pay $1m a day to display their video ads

Facebook wants advertisers to pay $1m a day to display their video ads

Facebook is gearing up to launch video ads on its network come this summer. The ads are expected to arrive in June or July, and Ad Age reports that there will be 4 slots, each slot costing around $1 million daily for advertisers to use. While Facebook has yet to decide on what video ad format it wants to use, sources have told Ad Age that Facebook has conferred with 3 executives about the new product.

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