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Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« on: August 12, 2019, 03:12:39 PM »
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Attention admins: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
Specifically in the top portion of the screen when you view latest/greatest threads.

I happened to visit the site in incognito mode and saw multiple ads from:

The Trump Make America Great Again Committee
The NRA
The Epoch Times ("CLINTON FOUNDATION: PAY TO PLAY?"
Something called Conservative Buzz

I'm sure there are others. Isn't there a way to stop google AdSense from serving up this garbage on DU?



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3. Yeah, your right.

Just checked out Greatest Threads and taking up half the screen space at the top is an NRA ad   disparaging of Bernie & Kamala!

If I'm not allowed to report here on a Democratic politician's actual voting record that sides with tRump and Rethugs 68% of the time---because, apparently that qualifies as "disparaging a Democrat"---then why the hell is the NRA allowed to assault Democratic presidential candidates on this site?!! Wow.

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4. The RW outplays us everywhere online

when it comes to ads, social media, youtube, etc.

Obviously the Russians are helping the GOP ... but we fail to counter this at our own peril.

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11. Admins don't control the ads. The ads are based on the words on the page. Thus, if

a DU page is full of words like FOX, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Donald Trump, NRA, AK 47, etc., then the page will be filled with ads related to those people and things. Of course, you could give DU $10 for a completely as-free year--and in doing so support the site.

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17. They don't care

Have you seen their other site 'the discussionist?'


Use NoScript and AdBlock

Scammer is a RW troll...

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26. I haven't seen an ad on DU for years.

I understand why you saw them, but I don't understand the concern. People who come here, but who don't support DU with some sort of donation see those ads. Some visitors to DU actually ARE right-wingers, besides, if the regular commentary on other websites is any guide.

I donate once a year to DU in a one-time donation of an amount I think is appropriate.

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30. Take the ad URL to Ask the Administrators, where you'll find this:

If you have a question about a problematic ad, please be aware that DU does not pre-screen ads. We do have the ability to block them but only if we know the URL of the ad in question, so please include the URL of the ad in the form below.

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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 03:42:13 PM »
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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 04:17:11 PM »

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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 04:44:24 PM »



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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 04:55:38 PM »
 :rotf: Google's AdSense recognizes interest in topics. :rotf: But it does much less well in recognizing POVs. :rotf: I've frequently found ads for PP or other Pro-Abortion outfits when I visit sites like PJMedia. :rotf:  Instead of howling and tantrumming - ala DU-Morons - I laugh, because I was a view for which the Pro-Abortion outfit will be charged while their ad was wasted on me. :rotf:
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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 06:08:40 PM »
All your DU is belong to us!  :panic:

Beat me to it.  It's not just Trump that lives in their minds rent free.

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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 06:26:02 PM »
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Attention admins: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
Specifically in the top portion of the screen when you view latest/greatest threads.

I happened to visit the site in incognito mode and saw multiple ads from:

The Trump Make America Great Again Committee
The NRA
The Epoch Times ("CLINTON FOUNDATION: PAY TO PLAY?"
Something called Conservative Buzz

I'm sure there are others. Isn't there a way to stop google AdSense from serving up this garbage on DU?

Proof?
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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 06:41:06 PM »
Proof?

Rabbits.

No more proof need be profferred.
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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 08:30:21 AM »
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11. Admins don't control the ads. The ads are based on the words on the page. Thus, if

a DU page is full of words like FOX, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Donald Trump, NRA, AK 47, etc., then the page will be filled with ads related to those people and things. Of course, you could give DU $10 for a completely as-free year--and in doing so support the site.
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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 01:07:10 PM »
The way I see this, is that quality of DU moles have gone way, waaaaay down.

If Skimmer's analytics and Google Ad-Sense can pick up on the fact that most of the paying members of the DUmp are reich-wing moles, then perhaps we need a refresher course or six on how to mole without being detected...
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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 01:26:30 PM »
The way I see this, is that quality of DU moles have gone way, waaaaay down.

If Skimmer's analytics and Google Ad-Sense can pick up on the fact that most of the paying members of the DUmp are reich-wing moles, then perhaps we need a refresher course or six on how to mole without being detected...

It has been quite a long time since a Moling 101 course has been posted.
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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 02:26:23 PM »
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Isn't there a way to stop google AdSense from serving up this garbage on DU?

yes, there is.  Boycott DU and you won't see the ads anymore.
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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 04:32:46 PM »
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26. I haven't seen an ad on DU for years.

I understand why you saw them, but I don't understand the concern. People who come here, but who don't support DU with some sort of donation see those ads. Some visitors to DU actually ARE right-wingers, besides, if the regular commentary on other websites is any guide.

I donate once a year to DU in a one-time donation of an amount I think is appropriate.

What a typical mixture of condescension and virtue-signalling.

Though if he gives an amount he thinks is appropriate it's probably somewhat less than a dollar.

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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2019, 08:46:47 AM »
Rabbits.

No more proof need be profferred.


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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2019, 10:51:04 AM »
The ads are served on neutral logins because of all the conservative lurkers that visit the site, most probably.
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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2019, 05:31:51 PM »
It has been quite a long time since a Moling 101 course has been posted.

I have to talk with the Academy faculty.
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Re: Right-wing ads are being served to viewers of DU
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2019, 02:02:33 PM »
Just saw a Tulsi Gabbard banner ad while on PJMedia's Instapundit. :loser: 's $$ wasted! :yahoo:  :rotf:
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