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4/13/18 7:11 A

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I don't know if you remember the Penny Auctions. They had a particularly evil ad disguised as Channel 9 Breaking News. It was clever enough to suck in one of my acquaintances who wouldn't believe me that the sites were rigged with bots. He had a Yale law degree and a successful law practice before he retired. He spent over $1000 trying to win a free iPad.

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That's so true. I just don't like political "attack ads" of either party. I guess it's everywhere though.



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4/10/18 8:52 P

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The major problem is that a lot of people click on them thinking they're actual news or share them on facebook. This in turn makes the news story show up even more frequently on everywhere using the common ad services

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4/9/18 4:14 P

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A lot of our ads come from Google's ad service. Some are based on related searches people are doing in their browsers, but others are a variety of things. If you see an ad that seems inappropriate for our site, please send an email to adreport@sparkpeople.com and they can look into it further.

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4/9/18 3:54 P

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I've noticed more political ads recently. Story lines you might see while standing at the grocery checkout reading the national enquirer. LOL
Ads don't typically bother me but these political ads (scandalous, untrue, reminds me of what fb is going through right now.

Just a little vent. Sorry for that.



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