CNN Business reports:
At least two brands have said they will suspend advertising on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, after their ads and those of other companies were run on an account promoting fascism. The issue came less than a week after X CEO Linda Yaccarino publicly affirmed the company’s commitment to brand safety for advertisers.
The nonprofit news watchdog Media Matters for America documented in a report published Wednesday that ads for a host of mainstream brands have been run on the account, which has shared content celebrating Hitler and the Nazi Party.
Ads for brands including Adobe, Gilead Sciences, the University of Maryland’s football team, New York University Langone Hospital and NCTA-The Internet and Television Association were run alongside tweets from the account that had garnered hundreds of thousands of views, CNN observed.
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Media Matters reports this morning that Twitter/X has suspended the pro-Nazi account. The account was a “verified” Twitter Blue subscriber.
NEW: Two brands have pulled their advertising from Twitter / X after their ads and others’ ran against an account promoting fascism. The brands pulling funding are pharmaceutical giant Gilead and NCTA, the cable industry’s top trade group: https://t.co/VSi3dl25h4
— Brian Fung (@b_fung) August 16, 2023