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Google stops political ads in Washington following lawsuit

Jun. 7, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Google stopped accepting political ads in Washington state Thursday, the same day changes to the state's campaign-finance reporting requirements and enforcement procedures took effect. The company took action days after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the company, along with...

The Latest: Twitter to verify US political advertisers

May. 24, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on online political ads (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Twitter says it will require U.S. political advertisers to identify themselves and certify that they are in the U.S. by verifying a mailing address. The company says the new rules announced Thursday will apply to any...

Belarus restores ties with Sweden after teddy bear rift

May. 22, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus has named a new ambassador to Sweden, turning the page on a six-year rift that followed a Swedish advertising agency's air drop of teddy bears bearing messages about human rights. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the importance of ties with Sweden while...

From chicken to condoms, marketers cash in on royal wedding

May. 18, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

If British marketers are to be believed, nothing is a better royal wedding tribute than a limited-edition bucket of fried chicken chased with a bottle or two of Royal Wedding pale ale. Estimates are that consumers will spend between 40 million pounds to 70 million pounds ($54 million to $94 million) on royal...

CBS looks back for its reboot-heavy new TV season

May. 16, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Glance at next season's schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is. The network is adding remakes of 1980s series "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum, P.I." to a line-up that already includes blasts-from-the-past "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver." CBS executives said...

ABC says 'Roseanne' will concentrate on family, not politics

May. 15, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Expect "Roseanne" to cool it on politics and concentrate on family stories when it returns for the second season of its revival next year. That was the word Tuesday from ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey as she introduced the network's plans for next year. The show's return exceeded...

Google suspends all ads related to Irish abortion referendum

May. 9, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Google is suspending all advertising connected to Ireland's abortion referendum as part of moves to protect "election integrity," the company announced Wednesday. The move came a day after Facebook banned foreign-backed ads in the Irish campaign, amid global concerns about online election...

Facebook advertisers shrug off its privacy scandal

Apr. 25, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's troubles with Russian election meddlers , "fake news " and misused data have dominated headlines globally. But they don't seem to be affecting Facebook's bottom line, so far, as advertisers continue to flock to the service in droves. Facebook's revenue, which largely derives...

Businesses balance Facebook privacy concerns, ad needs

Apr. 25, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some small businesses that use Facebook ads to promote themselves and attract new customers are wrestling with whether they need to change strategy after the company's data-misuse scandal. The revelations that Cambridge Analytica gathered personal information from 87 million Facebook users...