GOOGLE has been accused of profiteering from anti-vaxxers as five companies have pulled online adverts. An investigation has discovered Google placed ads on websites that spread “dangerous nonsense” about the coronavirus and vaccines. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Currys PC World, JD Sports, Sotheby’s, Jigsaw and Accenture have all told the online tech giant to remove their ads from websites that promote false claims that vaccines cause autism and anyone who has had Covid-19 will have a tracking chip implanted in them. A Sunday Times investigation found that Google was accepting web pages that violated its policies and because of that was earning millions of pounds in revenue from its digital advertising platform. Google takes around 30 per cent of the money generated.Four of the “conspiracy” websites, which collectively get around 500million visits a year, are estimated to earn about £3.5m annually via Google’s AdSense platform, according to research by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH). Each was accepted as a partner by Google and displayed ads from a number of well-known companies, which are automatically filled by the online giant. Just two days ago Prime Minister Boris Johnson blasted anti-vaxxers as… Read full this story
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