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Large Brands Funded Misinformation

An analysis of programmatic advertising data from Newsguard shows many of the world’s largest and most trusted brands have been financially supporting websites known for running misinformation. For example, American Express advertised on, a Russian government-controlled site that targets propaganda to U.S. audiences. Brands advertising on election misinformation included government agencies funded by taxpayer dollars, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which placed ads on seven election misinformation sites and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which placed ads on two.

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