The American singer Selena Gomez has again called out Google to keep a check on its advertisements for its misleading information.
The 28-year-old singer replied to UNICEF news declaring that it was withdrawing advertising from websites that were spreading misinformation about elections.
The rare singer said, “Thank you, @Unicefusa, for doing this! We need more organizations to do this too. @googleads needs to stop the spread of hate and misinformation.”
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) November 13, 2020
The company replied to the singer and said, “Thank you for reaching out about this, Selena. We agree that there is no place for hate or election misinformation when our platforms are used to run ads and we appreciate anytime potential violations are flagged to us.”
“We have long-standing policies to remove ads from articles inciting hate or violence or those that promote demonstrably false claims that could significantly undermine participation or trust in elections,” they continued.
“When content violates our policies, we take action, including removing ads from the violating pages and in pervasive situations the sites. When advertisers want to go beyond our policies, we give them tools, like the ones UNICEF used, to ensure that they are in control over their ads running against content that is not suitable for their brand,” they concluded.