Pinterest bans all weight loss ads

SAN FRANCISCO: Pinterest is banning all advertisements with weight loss language and imagery, including ads that idealise or denigrate certain body types. The digital pinboard site said it would also not allow ads with testimonials about weight loss or weight

YouTube bans masthead ads for politics, alcohol and gambling

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube will no longer allow political or election ads in its coveted masthead spot at the top of the site’s homepage nor ads for alcohol, gambling and prescription drugs. In an email to advertisers, YouTube said the change

Advertising scam exposed at PARC’s media wing

ISLAMABAD: The media wing of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) had been allegedly involved in receiving massive commissions from advertisements. The PARC, which works under the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, receives advance commission of 7-10 percent

Facebook will label newsworthy posts that break rules

WASHINGTON: Facebook will start labeling newsworthy content that violates policies and label all posts and ads about voting with links to authoritative information including those from politicians. A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed the new policy would have meant attaching a link

Facebook takes down Trump ads over Nazi hate symbol

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of US President Donald Trump for violating its organised hate policy. The ads showed a red inverted triangle, a symbol the Nazis used to identify

Facebook allows users to block political ads

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook is allowing users to turn off all political ads in a move aimed at quelling criticism of the social network’s approach to election misinformation. The feature being rolled out in the United States and some other countries

Facebook to ban misleading coronavirus ads

Facebook has said that it would ban ads that promise to cure or prevent the coronavirus outbreak and those ads that create panic or sense of urgency around coronavirus. The social-media giant in a statement said, “We are working to