Google blocking bad gambling Ads in 17 million results
Google blocking bad gambling ads to improve customer experience is quietly controversial. During 2016 Google removed 17 million paid adverts across its platforms for illegal gambling violations. Google has a policy of protecting people from misleading, inappropriate, or harmful marketing. They have a dedicated team of engineers working on this as part of their policy to fight the war against bad operators.
Gambling ads were not the only target. Google blocked 68 million healthcare adds for violation and 80 million ads for deceiving, misleading or shocking users. A further 7 million ads were blocked for attempting to trick its stringent detection systems.