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Today: Craig Silverman, national reporter, ProPublica
• Porn, Piracy, Fraud: What Lurks Inside Google’s Black Box Ad Empire (by Craig Silverman and Ruth Talbot in ProPublica, Dec 21, 2022): “In one example, a Bulgarian company helped scores of piracy sites with close to 1 billion monthly visitors earn money from Google ads. Most alarming, Google knew from its own data that these sites were engaging in mass copyright theft, yet it allowed the sites to receive ads and money from major brands such as Nike and HSBC Bank right up until we contacted Google.” ... and from Check My Ads Institute, an ad industry watchdog, Google is “sending billions of ad dollars everyday to unknown individuals around the world. It is effectively one of the largest dark money transfers in the world.”
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