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submitted 10 months ago by MicroWave@lemmy.world to c/news@lemmy.world

At least two brands have said they will suspend advertising on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, after their ads and those of other companies were run on an account promoting fascism. The issue came less than a week after X CEO Linda Yaccarino publicly affirmed the company’s commitment to brand safety for advertisers.

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[-] MicroWave@lemmy.world 111 points 10 months ago

Ads for brands including Adobe, Gilead Sciences, the University of Maryland’s football team, New York University Langone Hospital and NCTA-The Internet and Television Association were run alongside tweets from the account that had garnered hundreds of thousands of views, CNN observed.

Spokespeople for NCTA and pharmaceutical company Gilead said that they immediately paused their ad spending on X after CNN flagged their ads on the pro-Nazi account.

[-] Streetdog@sh.itjust.works 91 points 10 months ago
[-] Eezyville@sh.itjust.works 40 points 10 months ago

Just gotta let the smoke blow over then it's business as usual.

[-] Soundhole@lemm.ee 3 points 10 months ago

Maybe but it could also be carrot/sticking the Muskrat.

[-] alienanimals@lemmy.world 11 points 10 months ago

Fuck Adobe and their greedy CEO.

this post was submitted on 17 Aug 2023
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