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Google Took Down 1.7bn ‘Bad Ads’ in 2016, But Why Has Ad Fraud Become So Hard to Stop?
By: The Drum
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Google purged itself of 1.7 billion bad ads last year - more than double the number it axed in 2015 - a fact which belies a problem set to swell unless more advertisers refuse to turn a blind eye to inflated numbers caused by ad fraud.

The online behemoth’s latest update on its own efforts to curb ad fraud highlights the scale of a problem; for all Google’s efforts last year, is blocking a greater volume of ads just a consequence of there being more bad ads in the first place?

Expanded policies, better detection and sharper internal expertise investments in 2016 suggest it’s a conundrum not lost on the advertising business as the industry starts to understand its own involvement in ad fraud.

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