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food news

Even Fortune Cookies Have Ads Now Because the World Is Bad

God forbid we're allowed to enjoy two bites of sugary goodness without getting a taste of late capitalism.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.5.19
amazon

US Cities Are Helping People Buy Amazon Surveillance Cameras Using Taxpayer Money

Documents obtained by Motherboard show that Ring uses partnership and promotional agreements in order to contractually obligate public officials to promote its products.
Caroline Haskins
8.2.19
Facebook

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

Facebook has failed to be fully transparent with data concerning political advertising, so two researchers collected the data themselves.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.1.19
Race

Somehow, Fiverr Ads Have Gotten Even More Tone-Deaf

The company's latest campaign quite literally illustrates how the gig economy exploits women of color.
Leila Ettachfini
7.24.19
Weed

Canada Made Its Legal Weed Rules Too Tough and Is Going to Pay for It

Confusing rules around social media and advertising put licensed producers at a disadvantage against U.S. brands signing celebrities like Jay-Z.
Anne Gaviola
7.15.19
identity-rights

This Ad Agency Is Getting $12 Million to Make Border Patrol Look Fun and Cool

Ogilvy is proud to do work on behalf of gay rights, women's empowerment, and... CBP?
Molly Taft
7.11.19
HBD to the POTUS

Trump Has Spent Nearly $1 Million Wishing Himself (and Melania) Happy Birthday on Facebook

The Trump campaign is spending more money wishing the Trump family happy birthday than any other single issue by any candidate.
David Uberti
6.14.19
mueller report

The war over the Mueller report is being waged on Facebook

Trump's re-election campaign is flooding the platform with ads falsely claiming "complete exoneration."
David Uberti
4.1.19
beer

Brewery's BDSM-Inspired Label Prompts Bizarre Response From Russian Government

A Russian federal service issued a social media poll after a complaint that Kopytov Brewery's ball gag label was offensive.
Bettina Makalintal
3.22.19
your data

Congress is gearing up for a fight with Big Tech over privacys

A working group in the Senate wants new limits and a more powerful FTC to enforce them.
Matt Laslo
3.11.19
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Coconut Drink Maker Ridiculed for Ads Claiming It Increases Breast Size

Coconut Palm has since taken back claims like "Drinking more coconut milk every day can make [your] breasts fuller."
Jelisa Castrodale
2.19.19
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The guys from Fuck Jerry are using stolen memes and pics to shill their "lol" tequila

The marketers behind the Fyre Festival have their own booze startup and are using the same sketchy tactics to promote it.
Alex Lubben
2.14.19
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