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Companies Block Ads On News Items Mentioning George Floyd, Protests

News stories about George Floyd’s murder and racial justice protests were on “blocklists” companies use to avoid ad placements in sensitive content. “Blocklists aren’t new: Before this year, many brands already were sidestepping articles with words like ‘shooting,’ ‘bomb,’ ‘immigration’ or even ‘Trump,’ hoping to avoid associations with controversial topics,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

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