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Bloomberg Makes “Massive” Ad Buy In 100+ Markets

Politico reports: In the latest sign Michael Bloomberg is prepared spend freely on a prospective presidential bid, the billionaire has begun booking a huge quantity of TV ad time in media markets across the country — including the one that’s home to President Donald Trump’s winter White House, Mar-a-Lago. “This buy is MASSIVE,” Ben Taber, an analyst for the television …

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South Dakota Welcomes Meth Campaign Ridicule

The Hill reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is defending the state’s launch of an anti-drug campaign with the slogan “Meth, we’re on it.” The tagline drew a mix of criticism and ridicule across Twitter on Monday, but Noem cited the backlash as proof that efforts to raise awareness around South Dakota’s methamphetamine crisis was, in fact, working. “Meth …

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Bloomberg To Spend $100 Million On Anti-Trump Ads

The Associated Press reports: New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is deciding whether to launch a Democratic presidential bid, is pouring $100 million into an online advertising campaign attacking President Donald Trump. The campaign, which targets voters in four general election battleground states — Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — begins running on Friday, according to Bloomberg spokesman Jason Schechter. …

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Bernie To Spend $30 Million On TV Ads In Early States

The New York Times reports: Bernie Sanders’s campaign plans to spend more than $30 million on TV advertising alone in the first four presidential nominating states and California, according to several people familiar with the strategy, a financial show of force that also suggests he needs to reach outside the traditional sphere of Democratic primary voters and caucusgoers for support. …

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False Political Posts Viewed 150M Times On FB In 2019

Politico reports: False news reports that attack U.S. politicians have been viewed more than 150 million times on Facebook since the beginning of 2019, according to an analysis published Wednesday that points to a growing threat of deception swamping next year’s elections. The analysis, from the activist group Avaaz, highlights how misinformation — often targeting political figures like House Speaker …

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Trump Runs “No Mr. Nice Guy” Ad During World Series

CBS News reports: The seventh and deciding game of the World Series got a dose of presidential politics on Wednesday night, as President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign unveiled a new ad, rattling off accomplishments of the President, and blasting Democrats for focusing on investigations and impeachment in Congress. The choice to run the ad during the World Series came three …

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Twitter To Ban All Political Ads Worldwide Starting 11/22

The Verge reports: Twitter is banning all political ads globally, starting November 22nd, according to tweets by the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday. The changes will affect both candidate ads and issue ads, although ads encouraging voter registration will still be allowed, along with other exceptions. Dorsey said a full policy will be made available to the public on …

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Man Runs For CA Gov So He Can Post False FB Ads

CNN reports: A San Francisco man is going to extreme lengths to call out Facebook’s controversial policy of allowing politicians to run false ads on its platform. On Monday morning, he registered as a candidate in California’s 2022 gubernatorial election — not with the primary goal of becoming governor, but so he can run false Facebook ads of his own. …

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Warren Trolls Facebook’s Ad Policy By Lying In Paid Ad

Axios reports: An ad by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign that says Facebook has endorsed President Trump (before admitting the claim is a lie) is having its intended effect: raising tough questions about Facebook’s policy of allowing politicians to make any claims they want. Why it matters: Facebook has spent much of the last 2 years talking about its efforts to …

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Mayor Pete Addresses “Divided America” In First TV Ad

Politico reports: Pete Buttigieg’s new ad, which is running on TV and digital platforms, leans into his biography as a veteran and a mayor. In a 30-second voice-over, the South Bend, Ind., mayor says that in “today’s divided America, we’re at each other’s throats.” “Our rivers and oceans are rising. Health care costs are soaring, and our kids are learning …

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FTC Fines Google $170M For Collecting Data On Kids

CNBC reports: Google’s YouTube will pay $170 million to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission and the New York attorney general that it earned millions by illegally collecting personal information from children without their parents’ consent. The settlement, announced Wednesday, was passed in a 3-2 vote by the commissioners along party lines. The two Democrats voted against it, saying …

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Facebook Rolls Out Tool To Block Data Gathering

The Associated Press reports: Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. The company said Tuesday that it is adding a section where you can see the …

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NEW YORK: Cuomo Signs Ban On Floating Billboards

The New York Post reports: Floating digital billboards are headed to Davy Jones’ locker. A bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday restricts vessels with the eyesores from operating in New York’s waters. Billboards on boats using “flashing, intermittent or moving lights” will be prohibited from operating, anchoring or mooring in the navigable waters of the state, …

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Biden Stresses Electability In First Big Ad Buy [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign announced its first major ad buy on Tuesday, targeting several cities in Iowa with a message touting the Democrat’s strength against President Trump. In a 60-second piece targeting media markets in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities and Sioux City, the former vice president’s campaign describes the 2020 election as more urgent than …

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Tucker Carlson’s Show Continues To Shed Advertisers

Media Matters reports: Despite leaving on an abrupt and suspiciously timed vacation — a commonly used tactic by Fox to deter advertisers from dropping shows after a host says something particularly egregious — Tucker Carlson has continued to lose advertisers. SteinMart, HelloFresh, and Nestle have all severed ties with Tucker Carlson Tonight, and the fast food chain Long John Silver’s …

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StarKist Stands By Ads On Tucker Carlson’s Show

From the Hollywood Reporter: One major brand that advertised on Wednesday night’s show, the meal kit service HelloFresh, said the spot “was placed through a remnant inventory advertising purchase.” A spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that “this remainder buy is now complete and the ad is no longer running.” Nestlé, which has advertised the Proactiv skin care product on Carlson’s …

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Pro-LGBT Coke Ads Anger Hungary’s Ruling Party

Reuters reports: Advertisements by Coca-Cola around a music festival in Hungary that promote gay acceptance have prompted a boycott call from a senior member of the conservative ruling party. The posters, in tandem with the week-long “Love Revolution” event starting on Wednesday in Budapest, show gay people and couples smiling with slogans like “zero sugar, zero prejudice”. On Sunday, Fidesz’s …

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Trump’s “Socialists” Attack Ad Blankets CNN [VIDEO]

Fortune reports: Donald Trump won’t be on stage for the two nights of the Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, but he’s not missing the opportunity to take shots at the candidates. The president’s re-election campaign is airing a 30-second attack ad that opens with 10 Democrats, including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, raising their hands when asked if …

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Big Tech Is Tracking Your Browsing On Porn Sites

The New York Times reports: Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are always watching you — even when you’re browsing pornography websites in incognito mode. Trackers from tech companies like Google and Facebook are logging your most personal browsing details, according to a forthcoming New Media & Society paper, which scanned 22,484 pornography websites. Where that data ultimately goes is not always …

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Nike Issues Stirring Ad In Praise Of US World Cup Win

Business Insider reports: Nike put out a brand new commercial celebrating the accomplishments of the United States Women’s National Team both on and off the field. The United States Women’s National Team won their second straight World Cup on Sunday, dominating Netherlands 2-0 in the final. Second after securing the trophy, Nike released an inspiring new commercial celebrating the team’s …

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