Google to ban advertisements on cryptocurrencies, associated merchandise

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google mentioned on Wednesday it would ban commercials for cryptocurrencies and associated content material beginning in June.

The Google emblem is pictured atop an workplace constructing in Irvine, California, U.S. August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Beneath the brand new coverage, the corporate will ban advertisements for unregulated or speculative monetary merchandise like binary choices, cryptocurrency and monetary unfold betting amongst others.

In a separate weblog submit, Google mentioned it took down three.2 billion advertisements that violated its promoting insurance policies in 2017, practically double the variety of advertisements it eliminated in 2016.

“Enhancing the advertisements expertise throughout the online, whether or not that is eradicating dangerous advertisements or intrusive advertisements, will proceed to be a prime precedence for us,” Scott Spencer, director of sustainable advertisements, mentioned.

In January, Fb Inc (FB.O) mentioned it would ban advertisements selling monetary services tied to cryptocurrencies and preliminary coin choices.

The coverage will likely be carried out throughout its platforms, together with Fb, Viewers Community and Instagram, the corporate mentioned.

Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Gopakumar Warrier

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