Fake news is making headlines. But what about fake ads?
"Outbrain and Taboola, both founded in Israel in 2006, are the industry’s largest providers of promoted stories with a collective global reach in excess of 1.5 billion people per month. Aside from headlines questioning Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, these networks are best-known for promoting articles promising an “Incredibly Brilliant way to Check if you had PPI” and news of a “Brilliant PPI Check Taking Britain by Storm”. Promoted stories might recommend “The World’s Cutest Cat Pictures All On One Site”; “Jeff Bridges’ Magnificent Home Is Beyond Stunning” or, bizarrely, “Top 15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know are (...)