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Yahoo ad network offers 'deceptive' ads

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Monday, November 3, 2008
15 years ago2,223 views

"November 2, 2008, 08:43 PM — IDG News Service —
Deceptive advertising may be illegal in the U.S., but Yahoo's ad network appears to offer it to publishers on a menu of choices when they're deciding what ads to run on their Web sites.

Yahoo Right Media's Direct Media Exchange gives publishers the option of running or blocking several different types of ads, based on their "deceptiveness."

These ads include graphical advertisements that are designed to look like fake error or download messages or look like genuine Windows dialog boxes. Also included are ads that have phony "close window" buttons or pull-down menus that actually take the user to a Web site instead of closing the window or producing a pull-down menu. Direct Media Exchange also categorizes deceptive ads by language, letting publishers filter out "deceptive or questionably realistic offers," or "free" offers that do not disclose what a consumer might have to do to qualify for this free offer, according to the company's Web site.
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http://www.itworld.com/internet/57122/yahoo-ad-network-offers-deceptive-ads

Bob sweeper [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

ok......

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