Microsoft’s Bing blocked 5,000,000 cryptocurrency ads in 2018


Microsoft’s Bing has boasted it successfully blocked more than 5 million cryptocurrency-related ads, after it imposed a strict marketing ban last year. In a blog, Bing detailed its problem with spam from sketchy advertisers. It describes how they inundate the service with “harmful and misleading ads, persuasive content, and innocent looking URLs that lead to phishing, malware attacks, and other types of fraud.” “We suspended nearly 200,000 accounts from the Bing Ads platform, twice the number in 2017. 900 million bad ads and 300,000 bad sites were also removed from our system,” wrote Bing. “To put it in perspective, if one person took a single second to…

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