Selena wrote in October in a letter to Google which says to Sundar Pichai, the CEO for the asking to remove google ads which help in spreading the misinformation about US voting and US presidential elections, she wrote;
Although we have never met, I just learned that Google is making millions of dollars putting ads on websites that spread disinformation about our election.
I’m hoping you are just finding this out too.
Please shut this down immediately. The fate of our country depends on it.
After Joe Biden’s win and the misinformation going viral on the internet about Biden’s victory, Selena is doubling her efforts towards Google. After the announcement of UNICEF that they are removing the ads, she congratulated for the decision to the company.
She added: “Thank you, @Unicefusa, for doing this!”
On Friday she added: “We need more organisations to do this too. @googleads needs to stop the spread of hate and misinformation.”
She then got a response from then, that reads: “‘Thank you for reaching out about this, Selena,’ the company replied. ‘We agree that there is no place for hate or election misinfo 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. 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. We allow them to exclude specific websites (http://goo.gle/3pqPC5o) as well as entire topics (http://goo.gle/2Uwiz1j). And we aim to make this process as seamless as possible. See more here → http://goo.gle/2IzxdCL.'”
Everyone needs to thank her for doing what she is doing to fight against the lousy internet.