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Google Bans Ads Denying Climate Change
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Google is banning ads that promote climate change denialism, reports AdAge.  The update will affect YouTube creators, Google advertisers and online publishers.

The rule change, states AdAge, is the latest in a series of moves that restrict violating ads from running on YouTube, in search results, and the rest of the internet. Google will not allow an ad that “contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change,” the company announced.

“Advertisers simply don’t want their ads to appear next to this content,” Google’s announcement stated. “And publishers and creators don’t want ads promoting these claims to appear on their pages or videos.”

According to AdAge, “Google has been trying to clean up its sprawling ad ecosystem that serves ads across the internet to millions of websites, including its own. Google has drafted similar bans on misinformation in advertising, especially during the pandemic when it tried to block anti-vaccine ads and ads that promote uncertain medical claims.”

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