Zuckerberg Gives In To Pressure, Announces Facebook Crackdown On Hate SpeechFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that the social media giant will begin banning ads that scapegoat ethnic groups and minorities in addition to labeling potentially "harmful" posts from public figures following an advertising boycott campaign.
Unilever Halts Advertising On Facebook And Twitter, Stocks DiveShares of both Facebook and Twitter were down more than 7% in mid-day trading Friday after Unilever said it would pull its advertising from the social media companies for the rest of the year.
In Reversal, Hallmark Channel Reinstates Same-Sex Wedding Ads After BacklashThe Hallmark Channel on Sunday moved to reinstate ads featuring a same-sex couple that had been removed from the cable network. The decision came after considerable backlash over the initial decision to stop airing the ads from the wedding-planning company Zola.
Facebook To Settle Advertiser Lawsuit For $40 MillionFacebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers who said it inflated the amount of time its users watched videos.
San Mateo Legislator Proposes New Rules for Political Advocacy AdvertisingProposed legislation would require groups spending more than $10,000 a year on "issue advocacy ads" about pending legislation or regulation to identify themselves and major funders.
Central Coast Dog's Flapping Ears Take Star Turn in Super Bowl CommercialAn upcoming Super Bowl commercial features a Dalmatian from Goleta riding in a Budweiser beer wagon.
Study Says Children's Apps Targeting Young Kids With AdsConsumer groups are urging the federal government to investigate whether advertisers are taking unfair advantage of young kids using apps.
Amy Schumer Nixes Super Bowl Ad Appearances in Support of KaepernickDon't look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl commercials this time around. She's sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality.
Judge Strikes Down California Ban On Handgun Ads From 1923A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a nearly century-old California law that banned handgun ads at gun shops.
Facebook Puts Ads On Pages Illegally Selling Animal PartsFacebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations along with content from group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals.
Advertisers Are Turning Up The Heat On FacebookA potential revolt by advertisers represents a major threat to Facebook.