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Google, YouTube to ban ads for and monetization of climate-change denial content

By Matthew Newman
  • 07 Oct 2021 15:11
  • 07 Oct 2021 15:15
Google and its video-sharing platform YouTube is to ban ads for content skeptical of climate change and will prevent its publishers from making money from it, the search giant announced today.
Google said the ban will apply to “content referring to climate change as a hoax or a scam, claims

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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