Microsoft’s Bing blocked 5,000,000 cryptocurrency ads in 2018


Microsoft’s Bing has boasted it successfully blocked more than 5
million cryptocurrency-related ads, after it imposed a strict
marketing ban last year. In a blog, Bing detailed its problem with
spam from sketchy advertisers. It describes how they inundate the
service with “harmful and misleading ads, persuasive content, and
innocent looking URLs that lead to phishing, malware attacks, and
other types of fraud.” “We suspended nearly 200,000 accounts
from the Bing Ads platform, twice the number in 2017. 900 million
bad ads and 300,000 bad sites were also removed from our
system,” wrote Bing. “To put it in perspective, if one person
took a single second to…


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Microsoft’s Bing blocked 5,000,000 cryptocurrency ads in 2018