Telegram channels will start getting ads next year

  • December 23, 2020
Nearly eight years after its initial launch and with almost 500 million users to its name, encrypted chat app Telegram finds itself at an inflection point: it either needs to monetize its platform or find a buyer. In a post over on his Telegram chann…

Texas announces a multi-state antitrust suit against Google

  • December 16, 2020
Texas has kicked off the latest in a slew of legal actions against major tech companies. The state’s attorney general, Ken Paxton, said Texas is filing a “multi-state lawsuit against Google for anti-competitive conduct, exclusionary practices and dec…

Google reportedly plans to ban post-election day political ads

  • September 25, 2020
Google will not run any election-related ads after polls for the US presidential election close on November 3rd, according to Axios. In an email obtained by the publication, the search giant warns advertisers they won’t be able to run ads “referencin…

TikTok bans ads for fasting apps and weight loss supplements

  • September 23, 2020
TikTok is introducing a new policy that cracks down on ads that “promote a harmful or negative body image.” The app’s new rules ban companies from advertising fasting apps and weight loss supplements. Advertisers also have to adhere to new, tougher r…

Facebook will label ads from politically connected publications

  • August 11, 2020
With the 2020 presidential election coming up, Facebook is introducing a new policy that will require US-based publications connected with political parties, PACs and politicians to disclose their affiliation when they buy political ads.Facebook will…

Google starts testing its replacement for third-party cookies

  • August 1, 2020
Google has taken one step closer to banishing third-party cookies from Chrome. The internet giant has started testing its trust tokens with developers, with promises that more would move to live tests “soon.” As before, the company hoped to phase out…

The recent ad boycott hasn’t slowed down Facebook

  • July 30, 2020
We just got our best look yet at how much the massive advertiser boycott has affected Facebook’s bottom line: not very much at all. Facebook reported earnings for the second quarter of 2020, and the results confirmed that the social network is more t…

Facebook may pause political ads prior to the 2020 election

  • July 10, 2020
Facebook could make a major change to its advertising policies in an effort to fight election-related misinformation. The social network is considering a ban on political advertising in the U.S. in the days before the 2020 election, Bloomberg reports…