YouTube ads need greater restrictions, state attorneys general say

07/7/2013 | MediaPost Communications

The attorneys general of two states are asking Google to tighten its posting guidelines for YouTube to ban video advertisements that offer tutorials on illegal activities such as making fake identifications or buying drugs without a prescription. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Google is earning advertising revenue from such videos. Google noted its posting policy "does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our services, and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads."

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