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Australian Government Curtails YouTube Advertising

  • Cnet, Friday, March 31, 2017 8:23 AM
The Australian government joins a list of YouTube advertisers including AT&T, Pepsi and Wal-Mart that have suspended advertising with the online video giant over concerns about placement of their ads, according to a Cnet report. Google's YouTube is under fire after a U.K.-based newspaper last month found that marketers' ads were appearing next to offensive and hate-filled content on the video hub. The Australian government's ads pulled from YouTube include  "everything from public messages from the Department of Health to Defence Force recruiting ads (though not ads for Government owned corporations like Australia Post)," Cnet reported. In a statement supplied to Cnet, Google confirmed it's doing an "extensive review'' of its advertising policies and hopes to 'give brands more control over where their ads  appear.'"

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