Google cracks down on tech support adverts

Google is cracking down on tech support adverts to ensure it maintains a “healthy advertising ecosystem”.

The company stated that it will protect people from misleading, inappropriate, and harmful ads.

“We have teams of engineers, policy experts, product managers, and others who wage a daily fight against bad actors,” said Google.

“Just last year alone, we took down more than 3.2 billion ads that violated our advertising policies – that’s more than 100 bad ads per second.”

In a big to fight tech support scams, Google is rolling out a verification programme “to ensure that only legitimate providers of third-party tech support can use our platform to reach consumers”.

“There’s more to do, and we’ll continue committing the resources necessary to keep the online advertising ecosystem a safe place for everyone.”

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