Australian Regulator Sues Facebook Over Alleged “False, Misleading or Deceptive Conduct” in Advertising

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An Australian regulator has commenced legal action against Facebook’s parent company Meta, alleging that the tech company engaged in “false, misleading or deceptive conduct” by knowingly hosting advertising for bogus cryptocurrencies. Meta faces financial and other penalties. The Australian Competition …

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Digital Bank Starling Boycotts Meta Over Scam Ads

A British fintech company, Starling Bank, has said it is boycotting Facebook and Instagram advertising platforms to protect its customers from scammers. Starling Bank Chief Executive Anne Boden said the boycott was for the lack of action of Meta, parent …

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Car Company Citroen Egypt Accused of ‘Enabling Sexual Harassment’ in Advertisement

The Egyptian branch of French car company Citroen is facing accusations of ‘enabling sexual harassment’ for an advert that features acclaimed pop star Amr Diab. In the full clip, Diab nearly hits a woman crossing the road, then he takes …

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UK Advertising Regulator to Target Greenwashing Ads

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on Thursday has released new regulatory guidance to ensure that ads are not making misleading environmental claims. ASA released the new guidance after being alarmed by the latest finding of the UN’s latest Intergovernmental …

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UK Government To Ban Junk Food Ads on TV and Internet

The UK government is set to impose a nationwide pre-9pm ban on TV and internet advertisements for junk food. The ban will come into force from the end of next year and would cover the advertising of products deemed to …

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France Fines Google for Abuse of Ad Power

The French Competition Authority has announced on Monday that it has fined Google 220 million euros ($267 million) for abusing its market power in the online advertising industry. “The decision to sanction Google is of particular significance because it’s the …

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