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The federal government has shut down dozens of Internet scam artists who had been paying Google (GOOG) to run ads making bogus promises to help desperate homeowners scrambling to avoid foreclosures.
The crackdown announced Wednesday renews questions about the role that Google's massive advertising network plays in enabling online misconduct. It may also increase the pressure on the company to be more vigilant about screening the marketing pitches that appear alongside its Internet search results and other Web content.
Google has suspended its business ties with more than 500 advertisers and agencies connected to the alleged scams,That's a high number of account closing. So I assume if I am contacted by these people they requested me to help them advertise and I am fooled into this I just lost my account and all the accounts under me have quit working due to this closure. Wonder when I go into adwords I will see account closed for no reason post coming soon.
I did a little looking but couldn't find an answer but are TV stations responsible for the integrity of the offers in the ads that they run on their station?
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Online search engine Google Inc. has agreed to forfeit $500 million for allowing online Canadian pharmacies to place advertisements through its AdWords program targeting consumers in the United States, resulting in the unlawful importation of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs into the United States, announced Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole; Peter F. Neronha, U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island; and Kathleen Martin-Weis, Acting Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA/OCI).
“This investigation is about the patently unsafe, unlawful, importation of prescription drugs by Canadian on-line pharmacies, with Google’s knowledge and assistance, into the United States, directly to U.S. consumers,” said U.S. Attorney Neronha.
Google is behind the biggest copyright thief the world has seen
Is google really responsible for the content of the ads they run?