Why Are There Currently No Ads On Techdirt? Apparently Google Thinks We're Dangerous

from the content-moderation-at-scale dept

You probably didn't notice it, but there are currently no third-party ads on Techdirt. We pulled them down late last week, after it became impossible to keep them on the site, thanks to some content moderation choices by Google. In some ways, this is yet another example of the impossibility of content moderation at scale. If we didn't know and understand how impossible content moderation at scale is to do well, we might be like The Federalist and pretend that Google's content moderation decisions were based on disagreement with our ideology. That would have allowed us to make a fake story like the one that is still getting news cycles, thanks to idiots in Congress insisting that Google defunded the Federalist because of its ideological viewpoints.

The truth is that Google's AdSense (its third-party ad platform) content moderation just sucks. In those earlier posts about The Federalist's situation, we mentioned that tons of websites deal with those "policy violation" notices from Google all the time. Two weeks ago, it went into overdrive for us: we started receiving policy violation notices at least once a day, and frequently multiple times per day. Every time, the message was the same, telling us we had violated their policies (they don't say which ones) and we had to log in to our "AdSense Policy Center" to find out what the problem was. Every day for the ensuing week and a half (until we pulled the ads down), we would get more of these notices, and every time we'd log in to the Policy Center, we'd get an ever rotating list of "violations." But there was never much info to explain what the violation was. Sometimes it was "URL not found" (which seems to say more about AdSense's shit crawler than us). Sometimes it was "dangerous and derogatory content." Sometimes it was "shocking content."

But that would be about it. One difference, however, was that in the past Google would say that we didn't need to fix those flagged URLs and that they would just stop showing ads on those pages. Which is fine. They don't want their ads appearing there, no problem. But, many of these new "policy violations" said they were "must fix" issues. But what that "fix" sould be was never explained. Incredibly, this included a non-existent URL (a malformed URL that would just take you to the front page of Techdirt). That was deemed "must fix." Also, somewhat amusingly, the tag page for Google was deemed "dangerous or derogatory" and "must fix":

Same with the tag page for "content moderation." I only wish I were joking:

Again, what you see there was basically all of the information given to us. How do we "fix" that? Who the fuck knows? Again, I do not think that this is Google targeting us for our views (even when we have been critical of Google or Google's content moderation practices). It just seems to be that content moderation is impossible to do well, and Google is a prime example.

Incredibly, this list of problematic URLs would just keep changing. Some would drop off the list with no explanation (even the "must fix" ones). Some new ones would be added. Some would switch between "must fix" and "don't need to fix." No explanation. No record of the "fixes." As an example, on Friday July 31st, I logged in and saw 25 URLs deemed to be policy violations. On Saturday morning I logged in and it was down to 18. No reason. Sunday morning it was at 22. But Sunday evening it was 27.

I tried to reach out to people at AdSense to figure out what the hell we should do and did not get back anything useful.

Three other things happened around this time as well. First, on the same day we started receiving these daily (or multiple times daily) policy violation emails, Google also started claiming that our daily emails (which are just snapshots of the blog itself) were phishing attempts, and automatically deleting them from any G Suite user's email account:

For users of Gmail (not G Suite) it just moved our newsletters to spam, still claiming they were phishing attempts:

Again, the emails don't ask users to do anything or to log in to anything. They're not phishing. They're just an email version of the day's blog posts. We didn't see how these two things (the AdSense violations and the accusations of "phishing") could possibly be connected, so it might just be a coincidence that they started the exact same day -- but, again, who knows?

The next thing that happened was that the company we work with to manage the ad flow on our website (and to bring in other sources, beyond Google ads) told us that Google had reached out to them (not us) to say that because of all of the ongoing unfixed "policy" violations, we would be kicked out of AdSense by the end of August. Also, Google told them that we were engaging in "clickspam" by hiding our ads to make them look like regular content, and that needed to be fixed immediately. The problem is -- we don't do that and have never done that. Our ads were always in the right hand column and clearly called out as ads. Indeed, we pay attention to what other sites do, and we are way, way, way, way more careful than basically every other website on the planet when it comes to not shoving our ads where they might be mistaken as organic content.

Finally, we started receiving reports from multiple Techdirt visitors (including those who told us they had purposefully whitelisted Techdirt from their ad blockers) that ads being delivered by Google were causing their computers to run hot. Multiple reports of ads on Techdirt failing to load properly, and causing Techdirt to fail to load properly. And also causing fans to turn on. And, to be honest, that's the last straw for us. We would try to work with Google to understand why our content is so problematic for it, but when Google's products start harming our users and causing a nuisance for them, that's when they've got to go.

Given all this, we just decided that we're pulling the ads off the site entirely for the time being -- at least until we can figure out a better situation. This (obviously) represents a revenue hit for us, but the situation had become impossible to deal with. I was wasting so much time the past few weeks trying to figure out what the hell we were supposed to do, as opposed to doing the work I needed to be doing. So, that's it for now. We're looking at other providers out there, but so far, so many of the ones we talk to appear to be sketchy, and we're not doing that either. If anyone knows of any non-sketchy, non-awful advertising partners, please let us know. Or, if you happen to have some excess money and want to just sponsor stuff so we don't even have to worry about regular ads, let us know. Assuming most of you are not in that position, we do have a page of various ways individuals can support us. We know that times are tough for many, many people right now, but if you happen to be doing okay, and can help us replace at least a little of what money we made from ads, that would be greatly appreciated.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 9:48am

    Some ballpark idea of how much revenue was lost would help when deciding whether and how much to donate. If we're talking millions then tossing $10 or even $100 into the hat isn't going to help. If it's closer to $10k then it feels more productive to give $100 or even $10.

    Personally, I would never donate money to a millionaire. Knowing the financial status of the person/organization asking for money can go a long way toward encouraging people to donate.

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      Mike Masnick (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:55am

      Re:

      Adsense terms, unfortunately, bar publishers from disclosing amounts. I will say that we are not millionaires and the amount of revenue this small company makes is... not very large overall.

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      • identicon
        Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 2:20pm

        Re: Re:

        Surprised you had time to reply Mike, I thought you would spending all your time counting your Ferrari's s/

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        Tanner Andrews (profile), 13 Aug 2020 @ 3:48am

        Re: Re:

        Adsense terms, unfortunately, bar publishers from disclosing amounts

        That seems odd. First, because you have dropped Google advertising, so the terms do not seem to apply. It couild be argued that Google serving malware for advertisements was a breach of any agreement, but the agreement appears to be over.

        Second, in real life, advertising media (newspapers, magazines, radio stations) generally have rate sheets telling you how much a prepared advertisement will cost to run. At least print media also carry a little box on page 2 that tells you about their circulation.

        So, any secrecy provision in Google adsense terms would suggest that they have something to hide. At least that is the presumption; see John 3:20..21 (KJV).

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        R2_v2.0 (profile), 13 Aug 2020 @ 5:04pm

        Re: Re:

        Just anonymise the data before you release it. Everyone knows you can't deanonymise data.

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    Dave Cortright (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:02am

    AdSense alternatives…

    Some old colleagues ended up working at The Trade Desk. I'm not 100% sure if they have a product/service that would suit TechDirt, but thought I'd throw it out there as a possibility.

    Also check out this list of AdSense alternatives:
    https://www.g2.com/products/adsense/competitors/alternatives

    And these:
    https://alternativeto.net/software/google-adsense/

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    Carlie Coats (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:11am

    This ought to be libel

    Subject says it: the "reaching out to the company we work with to manage the ad flow on our website" with such falsehoods is almost certainly libel per se.

    Ditto the "phishing attempt" and "spam" messages.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:13am

      Re: This ought to be libel

      Except the message was not public, it was between google and techdirt. In the US, one essential pillar of libel is actual (i.e. monetary) damage. It is hard to see how such a message could cause Techdirt to lose money (yes, the moderation does, but that is not the message). If the release of the message causes damage, techdirt did that release, so I don't see how google can be held liable.

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      Thad (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:15am

      Re: This ought to be libel

      This ought to be libel

      Yes, I'm sure the guy who spent years fighting a frivolous and malicious libel suit will enthusiastically endorse your proposal to expand the legal standards defining what qualifies as libel.

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    • icon
      Mike Masnick (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:53am

      Re: This ought to be libel

      Heh. No, it's not libel. They're free to moderate their content as they like.

      Just as we're free to call them out when they do something stupid. Neither is libel.

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      • identicon
        William Null, 12 Aug 2020 @ 4:14pm

        "We need moderation, but moderation is impossible"

        And you still support there being any moderation at all even though you are proven time and time again that it's impossible. You ought be a reincarnation of Sisyphus. There's no other explanation.

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        • identicon
          Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 4:37pm

          Re: "We need moderation, but moderation is impossible"

          Can you not read, as that should be "impossible to do well". However, bad moderation is better than no moderation.

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          • identicon
            William Null, 12 Aug 2020 @ 4:51pm

            Re: Re: "We need moderation, but moderation is impossible"

            If you can't do it well, why do it at all?

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            • identicon
              Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 4:58pm

              Re: Re: Re: "We need moderation, but moderation is impossible"

              Because not doing it at all get you 8chan.

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                William Null, 12 Aug 2020 @ 5:02pm

                Re: Re: Re: Re: "We need moderation, but moderation is impossibl

                Tired old excuse. What 8chan did was to get all criminals or potential criminals into one place - if the owner would be more cooperative and shared IPs of posters, that would mean Police would have an easy job to track down pedos, scammers and other criminals and put them behind bars.

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                • identicon
                  Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 5:05pm

                  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "We need moderation, but moderation is impos

                  Ah yes, the "it was all a honeypot" explanation. That'd hold more water if it wasn't a crock of shit used to excuse 8chan for being the worst hive of scum and villainy since Mos Eisley.

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                  PaulT (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:20pm

                  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "We need moderation, but moderation is impos

                  "What 8chan did was to get all criminals or potential criminals into one place"

                  Yes, and it was then shut down when the guy who set it up got disturbed by all the mass shootings that were encouraged and planned out there.

                  "if the owner would be more cooperative and shared IPs of posters"

                  Is there any evidence that he refused to co-operate with legal requests?

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              Anonymous Coward, 17 Aug 2020 @ 8:27am

              Re: Re: Re: "We need moderation, but moderation is impossib

              It's impossible to eliminate crime entirely.
              That doesn't means countries don't try to reduce it as much as possible.

              Arrows impossibilty theorem shows that no perfect voting system exists, but that doesn't mean that we should abandon democracy.

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          Mike Masnick (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 5:12pm

          Re: "We need moderation, but moderation is impossible"

          Because not doing anything is a choice within the content moderation realm, and it is almost universally worse than most of the other options.

          You act as if doing something is worse than doing nothing, and literally no evidence supports that conclusion.

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      Scary Devil Monastery (profile), 14 Aug 2020 @ 2:14am

      Re: This ought to be libel

      "Ditto the "phishing attempt" and "spam" messages."

      I wonder if some of it isn't related to another topic TD covered - that of hacked deep fake phishing. Mike and a few other frequent editors and commenters DO count as celebrities (or at least household names) in some circles, and that may have Google algorithms on a quicker hair-trigger than usual.

      Another, equally likely hypothesis, is that Baghdad Bob and other astroturfers have found a way to hit google's blacklists with enough flags on trigger words and urls to impact known "liberal" sites. It's happened before, after all.

      The main problem with most of google's trigger lists is that they usually act on data received from exterior sources, similar to spam-blockers and scriptblockers. This could just be similar to when uBlock decides every link on a page is an XSS cross-script attempt.

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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:16am

    Someone who hates you is doing this on purpose

    I suspect that a certain insane person who has been the subject of lawsuits against you in the past, is using adsense policies to write comments that are against terms of service, then reporting on his own comments. You can probably get the rest from logs and patterns of comments and do whatever you need to to prevent it from happening again in the future.

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      ghoti (profile), 13 Aug 2020 @ 1:27am

      Re: Someone who hates you is doing this on purpose

      This is something I've been thinking as well. This could be some kind of adversarial action against Techdirt rather than googles adsense just randomly going crazy.

      However. I think it's more plausible that it's someone who's trying to blackmail adsense users, or maybe even just trying to practice the technique in preparation for bigger fish.

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      • identicon
        tex2us, 13 Aug 2020 @ 4:25am

        Re: Re: Someone who hates you is doing this on purpose

        Google was flagging Techdirt for phishing as well. Seems more like a bug in their code.
        About a year ago, the Android Gmail application had three updates in two weeks. Not a good sign.

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      Scary Devil Monastery (profile), 14 Aug 2020 @ 2:16am

      Re: Someone who hates you is doing this on purpose

      "I suspect that a certain insane person who has been the subject of lawsuits against you in the past, is using adsense policies to write comments that are against terms of service, then reporting on his own comments. "

      Not impossible. A lot of the babble coming from AC's have contained nothing but "bomb flag" words and sentences, such as that "America must..." wordwall spam-bomb.

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    GHB (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:19am

    The same BS youtube have.

    They say you violated their TOS, you check, they don’t give you the specifics. Especially the ADpocalypse.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:25am

      Re: The same BS youtube have.

      Google and Facebook both are notoriously vague when reporting problems and it's impossible to get any more detail out of them to address the problem. Bad business.

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      • identicon
        Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 1:04pm

        Re: Re: The same BS youtube have.

        Almost sounds like monopolistic behavior.

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          Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 6:49pm

          Re: Re: Re: The same BS youtube have.

          That is an utter nonsense conflatation. Monopolistic doesn't just mean "big company I don't like". It is common corporate behavior to try to minimize any possible liability. Consistency of action with policy is a common ass-covering measure both legally and for personal career interests.

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          • identicon
            Anonymous Coward, 13 Aug 2020 @ 6:02am

            Re: Re: Re: Re: The same BS youtube have.

            "common corporate behavior to try to minimize any possible liability"

            I thought the goal of monopoly was the elimination of competition, as in dominate the market place, kill the competition, etc.

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          PaulT (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:21pm

          Re: Re: Re: The same BS youtube have.

          That almost sounds like you don't know what a monopoly is.

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  • identicon
    Glenn, 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:22am

    Moderation for comment spam is good; punishment for such digital vandals should be the same as for real-world vandals. Moderation for verbal assault threatening real, physical harm is good. Everything else is just censorship. Censorship is bad. Censorship is the opposite of Freedom of Speech. This country is supposed to be all about Freedom of Speech, but apparently there are too many un-Americans who believe the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are merely a hindrance to living a "good life" where you don't have to be bothered by the thoughts of others that make you feel... nervous (might make you think you're not the only person in the world). Granted, there's a difference between govt. censorship and censorship by private entities. Granted, the devil may be in the broken technical, digital details (which ultimately is just bad code serving a bad idea). Still, a pervasive attitude that anyone must be "protected" from hearing the thoughts and words of others that might make one feel... nervous (!) is not an attitude I can support or condone.

    Some comment bothers you? ...get over it. You can bet your views have the same effect on many others. And you all have the same basic human rights to think and feel and believe what you choose to. Moderation notwithstanding.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:51am

      Re:

      Is it censorship when you kick someone out of your home for insulting you?

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      Thad (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:17am

      Re:

      Yeah, just gonna leave this here.

      https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/free_speech.png

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      JMT (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 3:43pm

      Re:

      "Granted, there's a difference between govt. censorship and censorship by private entities."

      Yep, one is illegal and the other is no different to what you're fully entitled to do in your own home.

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      William Null, 12 Aug 2020 @ 4:18pm

      Re:

      Agreed 100%. The only content that should be moderated is narrowly defined spam (as in, unsolicited advertising messages) and content that is malicious or outright illegal (CP, posts containing links to malware, etc.)

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      • identicon
        Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 4:41pm

        Re: Re:

        Can a gardening forum, for example, remove political comments?

        (Note, if they can't they will cease to be a gardening forum, and instead become a cesspit of political vitriol.)

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          William Null, 12 Aug 2020 @ 4:54pm

          Re: Re: Re:

          "That sunflower you posted photo of looks surprisingly like our president"

          Is that political? When it becomes political? And who has the authority to say that something is 100% political? Finally, many forums have or should have an "Offtopic" section where such discussions/posts can be moved to without being REmoved.

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          • identicon
            Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 5:03pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re:

            You do not want free speech, you want the right to preach your views everywhere, whether welcome or not. What you desire tramples other peoples tights to free speech by destroying the forums that they want to use.

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            PaulT (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:24pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re:

            "And who has the authority to say that something is 100% political?"

            The people whose property you're using to say it.

            "Finally, many forums have or should have an "Offtopic" section where such discussions/posts can be moved to without being REmoved."

            Or, they can say "this forum is for gardening only, GTFO if you want to derail those conversations"

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        That One Guy (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 4:56pm

        'I don't get it, my favorite site is filled with trolls now...'

        The only content that should be moderated is narrowly defined spam (as in, unsolicited advertising messages) and content that is malicious or outright illegal (CP, posts containing links to malware, etc.)

        The rallying cry of people who really don't like the fact that platforms have standards and keep kicking the assholes off, or those ignorant(willfully or not) of what that would actually result in.

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        Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 5:28pm

        Re: Re:

        The only content that should be moderated is narrowly defined spam (as in, unsolicited advertising messages) and content that is malicious or outright illegal (CP, posts containing links to malware, etc.)

        Should a site refuse to moderate racist speech? It's legal, after all.

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      PaulT (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:22pm

      Re:

      "Censorship is the opposite of Freedom of Speech"

      You don't have freedom of speech on someone else' private property.

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        That One Guy (profile), 13 Aug 2020 @ 12:09am

        Speak all you want, just not here

        It's amazing how many people struggle with(or pretend not to understand) the simple concept of 'free speech has never included the ability to co-opt someone else's property to speak from', leading to the mistaken belief that a person and/or platform telling someone 'not on my property' is a violation of the would-be speaker's freedom of speech.

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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:22am

    I wonder what adsense would have to say to NBC, CNN or Fox reaching out for comment on this story?

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    rasz_pl, 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:30am

    You said bad words about google, bad Mike, bad!

    There are whole industries banned from adwords, like repair and data recovery if you arent a huge corporation. "We need to discuss Google's anti-repair advertising discrimination." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUBJ2LD-Dao

    meanwhile Youtube runs ads for pr0n and scammers :))
    https://www.reddit.com/r/youtube/comments/i877ci/those_fake_crypto_currency_scam_livestreams_are /
    https://www.reddit.com/r/youtube/comments/i87jfj/vpn_cumshot_porn_to_advert_on_youtube/

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    aerinai (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:31am

    Microsoft Ad Network?

    I know that Microsoft Ads are what DuckDuckGo uses to populate their site; not sure if that is helpful but may be a non-sketchy alternative

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    aerinai (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:35am

    Side Note:

    So... twitter has a 'verified account' concept where you can get vetted -- why the hell can't ad agencies have something similar? Like a list of companies that take extra scrutiny before they are banhammered... CNN isn't known for nazi propaganda... why let automated filters blanketban them because the filter got it wrong? The same thing here -- if you are of X size or pay X for some guarantee of being left alone (mostly), that would seem fair.

    But alas... we can't have nice things...

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      rasz_pl, 13 Aug 2020 @ 2:47am

      Re: Side Note:

      Google already has a list, comprising mostly their business partners and big spenders. Look into what is happening with adwords in repair and data recovery sectors for example.

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    Anonymous Anonymous Coward (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:36am

    Maybe it's just Google

    I have recently (last week or two) been running into captchas just to view some pages. I don't think these captchas were put up by the page owners, because why would they? I wasn't logging in or trying to comment, just viewing the page. Then there was the time where I had the page open, a page that allows comments, and when I refreshed the page to see new comments, I got the captcha. It makes me wonder if someone is attacking Google by making them look nefarious?

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      Khym Chanur (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:51am

      Re: Maybe it's just Google

      Maybe the captchas are from content delivery networks?

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      That Anonymous Coward (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:00am

      Re: Maybe it's just Google

      Check the bottom of the test... bet it says cloudflare.

      I've been running into the ZOMG you have a virus thats why we have to make sure you are a real person before allowing you into the site, now take this annoying non google captcha test & accept you did something wrong & it is in no way our shit being over zealous.

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        Anonymous Anonymous Coward (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:51am

        Re: Re: Maybe it's just Google

        They were the same type of catpchas that I know are Google's, but I did not check the bottom of the tests. I will next time I run into this.

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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:47am

    Not as dangerous as, say, the New York Times, but puerile and juvenile all the same.

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    danderbandit (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:50am

    You can, but SHOULD you?

    I agree with the statement that 'moderation at scale is impossible', and the amount of data going thru Twitter, Facebook, et al; make moderation near impossible.
    But I keep coming back to that old saying 'They were so excited to be able to do it, they never stopped to think whether or not they should do it". For "it" insert whatever dystopia causing wonder-tech you can think of.

    That these platforms have the possibility of being a great boon to a lot of people is not in doubt. But have you met 'people' lately?

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      Mike Masnick (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:30am

      Re: You can, but SHOULD you?

      But I keep coming back to that old saying 'They were so excited to be able to do it, they never stopped to think whether or not they should do it". For "it" insert whatever dystopia causing wonder-tech you can think of.

      Sure... but that assumes that "not doing anything" is an option. And it's not. So I include "doing nothing" within my impossibility framework.

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        danderbandit (profile), 13 Aug 2020 @ 6:34pm

        Re: Re: You can, but SHOULD you?

        I wasn't meaning not doing anything is an option. I absolutely think the platforms SHOULD be doing there best at moderation. Even if it is impossible. Because killing off the platforms to remove the venue for all of the problems they are causing is not feasible. That horse has left the barn. To much money is being accumulated to think they're going to quit.

        I was meaning that the idea that everybody could talk to everybody about anything, SOUNDS great, until you see it happening. Because 'people'.

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      Thad (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 2:47pm

      Re: You can, but SHOULD you?

      But I keep coming back to that old saying 'They were so excited to be able to do it, they never stopped to think whether or not they should do it".

      ...that's not an old saying, it's a line from Jurassic Park.

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        William Null, 12 Aug 2020 @ 4:22pm

        Re: Re: You can, but SHOULD you?

        Which is almost 30 years old.

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        Anonymous Coward, 13 Aug 2020 @ 12:37am

        Re: Re: You can, but SHOULD you?

        Jurassic Park is old stuff to lots of people these days to my chagrin. But here's something even we might consider an old saying: The perfect is the enemy of the better. When Mike says, moderation is impossible at scale, he hopefully isn't making excuses for big, money grubbing tech companies to profit from people dumping their crap on the rest of use (a classic example of an economic externality) They might only be able to do imperfect moderation, but any of these companies could make moderation much better by spending, oh, say, several billion dollars on the project and assigning some of their best technical and business minds. For example, to reduce the amount of false advertising or promoted postings. But, wait, that would not only cost but it would also reduce advertising revenue and yes, that's impossible for companies that really do put profits ahead of our collective safety and sanity.

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          PaulT (profile), 13 Aug 2020 @ 12:48am

          Re: Re: Re: You can, but SHOULD you?

          "When Mike says, moderation is impossible at scale, he hopefully isn't making excuses for big, money grubbing tech companies to profit from people dumping their crap on the rest of use"

          No, he's saying that it's literally impossible. Throwing obscene amounts of money that the problem in a way that ensure that they will never be able to have competitors (since any competitor would also need to do the same) won't magically change reality.

          It can be improved, for sure, but you're insane if you think it can ever be perfect.

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    Khym Chanur (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:52am

    Are you going to try AdSense again in a month or two to see if they've fixed their shit by then?

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    hatetosayit, 12 Aug 2020 @ 10:53am

    Brought on by....

    The entire "advertising" business model has brought it on themselves
    its gone completely unchecked - the advertising has gotten way out of hand
    I visit valid sites - well known reputable sites - that have ads (because if i don't disable ad blocker - i cant view them) however then my antivirus program goes spastic every click on the page because it sees something in the advertisements that it doesn't like.
    So for the MOST part i have adblocker on - and don't see them at all on 99% of the sites i visit.
    Now google is trying to dictate what is on every page - your content is probably fine (although google may certainly not like criticism against themselves) they deserve 99% of it though. But i'll bet comments are doing it in. their solution - i bet would be to moderate EVERY single comment - to the point where no one could really have any serious comments/arguments on any topic. you could say - hi , hey i like that comment, or I don't like that comment. that's it.

    This is what the whole bs about regulating "free speech"/ content moderation comes down to .. no one can ever comply with it - unless it's a static page.
    that's what they want

    do we all silently comply and give it to them? Sacrifice free speech?

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:08am

    The tech industry highlighted by 1 thought...

    We aren't out of touch, it is the children.

    We made a $900 dollar 'juicer' that only crushes our special pouches.
    There is no way a human hand can squeeze out more juice (it can) there is no way our pouches can have issues (mold laughs at you).

    Therenos - nuff said.

    The cops who put the mom & 4 kids on the ground in handcuffs b/c they were driving a stolen motorcycle that they cleverly disguised as a mini-van. The tech can't be wrong, it must be reality thats the problem.

    We made this software to do something, any errors are your fault not ours. We don't need to explain anything, you KNOW you did wrong our program said so.

    And in more stupid Google tricks...
    All of my accounts got signed out, signing back in they have to check it is me, put in the password, Okay to make sure you really really safe you should add or update the recovery email OR give us your home address.
    o_O
    What in the actual unholy fsck?

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    Ian W (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:12am

    Google AI achieves sentience ?

    Google AI finally achieves (common) sentience, starts flagging Google products and provided content as harmful. The circle is complete.

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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:18am

    Chrome is just as bad.
    I can download a file one day with no problem but just hours later the file is "dangerous" and I have to click through hoops to actually save it. A couple of days later the same file is perfectly safe to download until it is again not safe. I know the files are safe... basically text/xml files.

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    That One Guy (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:51am

    As it seems pretty clear that Google decided to harass and threaten your income both directly and indirectly for what simply must be ideological reasons I've no doubt that the people who were decrying Google pulling ads from the Federalist will be tripping over themselves to defend TD's unfair and unjust treatment here. I mean, it's not like they'd want to expose themselves as raging hypocrites by showing that they only consider that sort of treatment problematic when it comes to sites that they like after all...

    That out of the way I can only guess that Google recently tweaked their systems in some way and it's going nuts flagging content for insane reasons, because outside of a human being at Google with a serious grudge against TD and a warped mind to match it sounds like their systems were going completely bonkers.

    Hopefully they can fix whatever madness they added to their software and get back to just issuing vague and useless 'fix some problem located at some part of your site' warnings, but until then good luck finding a replacement.

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      Anonymous Coward, 13 Aug 2020 @ 8:36pm

      Re:

      The trouble is that it is not clear that it is google doing this or even why. Burning computer cycles sounds more like a criminal gang has found a way to abuse google's adds to mine currency. False detection of stuff might also be some kind of add hack to harass enemies of some Mr. Who. So we got nothing, and it is turned off, so no prospect of finding out either. So like the man said, "Content moderation is hard."

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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 11:53am

    It's because you're a pirate

    Swashbuckling is dangerous business.

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    Bill W (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 12:12pm

    False phishing flags

    I get a forum summary report from Wingware (python IDE) daily and nearly every single one is flagged as a phishing attempt. It frequently is a short list of two or three posts to their forum, just the titles with no significant content. I have reported it as non-phishing message every single time but that seems to do nothing at all despite the pop-up messages that are displayed.

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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 12:21pm

    I think it's healthy to remind yourself that this isn't necessarily about your site specifically. As we approach the US election season, it's very likely that massive influence campaigns (foreign and domestic) are ramping up. A lot of phishing attempts try to disguise themselves as popular newsletters, and a lot of nefarious websites scrape content from legitimate ones; they also frequently link to legit websites that have at least some superficial ideological resemblance as part of trying to boost search ranks. (Like, for example, you do frequently defend Russian and Chinese interests, which makes you a natural choice for this sort of thing.)

    Google's algorithms (as ever) appear to be getting swamped by the deluge of nefarious actors. Things will probably be better after the election.

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      Samuel Abram (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 1:05pm

      Re:

      That's a smart take. Well put, Anonymous Coward!

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 5:46pm

      Re:

      After the election one of two things will happen:

      1) Trump wins (*) and he and his continue with their mendacity.

      2) Biden wins (*) and some 40% of the population goes apeshit. If we're lucky, all they do is make this mess worse.

      The one thing that definitely won't happen is that this situation improves in any way.

        • Assuming he is still alive come the election.

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    DeComposer (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 12:45pm

    Sketchy?

    Just because Google is massive doesn't mean they're not sketchy, too.

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    ECA (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 12:45pm

    How far to look into this? Tin hat time.

    Lets see.
    How to do this.
    report TD to adsense..
    Make many accounts that report TD? Possible.
    Create a keyword, that triggers Adsense. Possible.

    How about an account name thats a key. Possible?

    Does the report have a REAL time and date? As that could be a clue, as being reported at an exact time. That way they can report the front page, as the article was there. Which would be an adsense failure, not naming the Article itself. And would fit most of the above Possibles.

    Could you ask for proof of the problem? isnt that part of a solution? AS its important to figure what the problem is, and you dont REALLY need the names of those sending Complaints.
    As this is Blocking your Business from making a small amount of money..(Which I thought was against the law) interferring with your right to make money.

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      ECA (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 1:24pm

      Re: How far to look into this? Tin hat time.

      There is 1 other option that ISNT easy to solve, on either side of this.
      IF a person inside Adsense, is doing it on purpose.

      The one I go with is 1 person/group sending requests to Adsense, suggesting you are ???/ Unfair? Their post got Blocked?
      Or
      Its keyed on Spam, that You do get hit with.

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    John85851 (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 12:48pm

    More false phishing flags

    I get a newsletter from the Small Business Development Center in Florida which talks resources for small businesses during the COVID pandemic. Every so often, there are links to surveys that they'll pass along to lawmakers and there are stories about other small businesses that are doing well during the pandemic.

    I have a GMail account and almost every single one of their newsletters is put into my Spam folder and labeled as a phishing attempt! Really? A newsletter that helps small business from a government agency? Really?
    And even clicking "not spam" doesn't seem to help since the next newsletter is still labeled as a phishing attempt!

    So, yes, there's something going on with Google's filters. Maybe they think every mention of COVID-19 is somehow misinformation or phishing.
    And I apologize if mentioning COVID-19 this innocently causes Google to say this entire page is bad.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 1:49pm

      Re: More false phishing flags

      If you add the sender's email address to your address book that should stop.

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      Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 4:34pm

      Re: More false phishing flags

      Every so often, there are links to surveys that they'll pass along to lawmakers ...

      These have been showing up on Techdirt also. But ... they ARE phishing schemes. They don't care about your opinion, in the sense that they might change their voting-record if enough dunces disagree with it. But they want your email address (and a rough gauge of your general political opinion) so they can spam you with appropriately-tailored pleas for more money--because what we all need now is more money spent on political hatemongering.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 5:46pm

      Re: More false phishing flags

      How's that anti-vaxx campaign coming along bro?

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    Max, 12 Aug 2020 @ 1:03pm

    As far as alternate advertising providers, one option I've heard about but have had no personal experience ethicalads.io

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    • identicon
      Max, 12 Aug 2020 @ 1:04pm

      Re:

      This should say:

      As far as alternate advertising providers, one option I've heard about but have had no personal experience with is ethicalads.io

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    Koby (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 2:02pm

    If they claim that there were policy violations, yet can't explain what the violations are, then it's not a policy violation. It's because they disagree. Their corporate advertisers hate when their copyright maximalist policies are ridiculed. Telecoms can't stand when their bogus fees and high price monopolies get exposed. And the sponsors grind their teeth at the mention of data breaches.

    Good faith systems can explain what went wrong so that they can be fixed and remedied. This doesn't seem to be the case.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 2:18pm

    Well, obviously this is just another example of Google silencing conservative voices ... errrr wait a sec, what I meant was .. ahhhh

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    Waitman (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 2:50pm

    content violations

    I'm admin for a forum that has been online since the 90's and had same thing happen last year. Flagging posts that had been online for years. As soon as we deleted one post another would alert would appear. There would be a big blank space where the ads would be, so we got rid of it. A local law firm picks up a good chunk of the slack but more woud be better! So many ad blockers in use anyway... locally hosted static ads aren't blocked.

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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 5:16pm

    ...we might be like The Federalist and pretend that Google's content moderation decisions were based on disagreement with our ideology.

    Wow...I guess it's impossible for Google to treat two different entities in two different ways...

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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2020 @ 5:54pm

    Maybe something like this could help make up for some of the loss in revenue?

    https://firstlook.firefox.com/betterweb/

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  • identicon
    Pixelation, 12 Aug 2020 @ 9:28pm

    Wait, there are ads on Techdirt? Weird, I don't see any...

    And before someone complains about my use of ad blockers, I've purchased a couple of t-shirts to support Techdirt.

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    Aaron Walkhouse (profile), 12 Aug 2020 @ 9:48pm

    Maybe you could just cut that middleman…

    …and sell ads directly.

    This site is popular enough to earn it's pay. ‌ ‌ ; ]

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      Mike Masnick (profile), 13 Aug 2020 @ 10:19am

      Re: Maybe you could just cut that middleman…

      …and sell ads directly.

      We've been trying. We've written about this a number of times. Unfortunately, advertisers no longer are willing to deal with independent sites like ours. It's just easier to buy in bulk elsewhere.

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        Federico (profile), 16 Aug 2020 @ 1:55pm

        Re: Re: Maybe you could just cut that middleman

        Sadly true of nearly every advertiser out there, but there are exceptions.

        I'm not sure they qualify as "sites like ours", but some of the advertisers mentioned by https://blog.readthedocs.com/ethical-advertising-works/ might be relevant

        They were (in 2018): Twilio; Sentry; Rollbar; Stream; Intel; Data Dog; Mongo; Hosted Graphite; Level 12; Pyup; Triplebyte; Linode; Digital Impact Alliance; Digital Ocean; Exoscale; Nginx; Odoo; CircleCI; Cherry Servers; Uniregistry; OSCON.

        At least some of these don't seem to be covered by Techdirt at all, in case that's a factor.

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Aug 2020 @ 12:18am

    I can understand why Google (or any entity--my own experience was with the Open Directory Project) is extremely reticent about violations of policy. You attract a very-determined ilk of serial-policy-violators who will constantly complain about not being told which policy they violated, when what they really want to know is how you figured out they were sneakily violating your policy. That is (in my experience, which amounts to several years full-time volunteer work) at least 99% of the complaints.

    Which makes dealing with complaints difficult. First you have to determine whether they're real complaints or sneaks spying on your sneak-spotting protocols (which takes time, they're sneaky!) Then you have to determine whether they're just too stupid to be a contributing member of society no matter what you tell them. That all takes lots of work, simply to determine that you OUGHT NOT to respond.

    The honest problems, honestly, are EXTREMELY likely to get lost in the sludge.

    I don't have a solution.

    If I had to speculate, I'd wonder if some of the trolls in the comments section (or, face it, some of the respondents to them) spewed enough hatred or contempt to trigger a flag. Caveat: I have no experience or direct knowledge relating to AdSense, so all I can give is a generic perspective.

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      Rand McRanderson, 13 Aug 2020 @ 7:52am

      Re:

      That sounds similar to the content-moderation-at-scale that techdirt has been writing about, so is the content-moderation-at-scale problem causing posts about content-moderation to be incorrectly flagged?

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      Scary Devil Monastery (profile), 14 Aug 2020 @ 2:29am

      Re:

      "If I had to speculate, I'd wonder if some of the trolls in the comments section (or, face it, some of the respondents to them) spewed enough hatred or contempt to trigger a flag."

      There HAVE been AC's who persistently enter a "comment" with copy-pasted content which amounts to nothing more than a daisy-chain of flag-triggers - some thirty-forty short contextless sentences which appear lifted straight from some religious/political extremist propaganda site.

      And Baghdad Bob/Bobmail/OOTB/Jhon Smith, has often and happily added a lot of...extremely inflammatory commentary about recent events, often using descriptive ethnic or religious slurs to make his "case".

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    John Smith, 13 Aug 2020 @ 6:27am

    Can't imagine why this happened LOL

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Aug 2020 @ 8:16am

    Considering the pages, including ads, were making computers run hot and were obviously bad actors, could it be possible that Google is indirectly flagging its own ads on those web page urls?

    A chrome user goes to that web page and loads a malformed ad, hosted by Google, and Google chrome realizes that the user's computer is acting suspiciously. That user's Google chrome instance then sends a report to Google that it is on a web page with a URL of such and such and it's likely a bad actor. Google corporate then sends you a message that your site is acting suspiciously and you might have been hacked. Furthermore, emails originating from your domain are flagged as potential phishing attempts in case of the same.

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Aug 2020 @ 10:25am

    Google is a sanctioned and dangerous foreign origin corporation that is guilty of genocide just like facebook, including in the US. The US employees don't even have enough access to the code to change it yet.

    I have no idea how Google decides how to label something dangerous but Google is not good or trustworthy.

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Aug 2020 @ 11:51am

    The solution for your plight is abstention from Google search, and from recreational toxins. In an emergency, you can use Google search.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 13 Aug 2020 @ 3:20pm

    Googlebots gone rogue. Lucky they're only armed with annoying emails, so we don't yet have to invent time travel to save us from Judgment Day.

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    crade (profile), 14 Aug 2020 @ 6:44am

    gmail allows users to flag content as spam/scam. Google may not be targeting you for your ideology but disingenuous users (even an organized or semi organized group of them) certainly could be

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    WDS, 14 Aug 2020 @ 10:53am

    Daily Deals

    "Also, Google told them that we were engaging in "clickspam" by hiding our ads to make them look like regular content, and that needed to be fixed immediately. The problem is -- we don't do that and have never done that. Our ads were always in the right hand column and clearly called out as ads."

    Is it possible that the Daily Deals are what they are referring to here? I don't object to them, but they are for all practical purposes ads that appear as content.

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      crade (profile), 14 Aug 2020 @ 12:21pm

      Re: Daily Deals

      Except they aren't Google ads

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      • identicon
        WDS, 14 Aug 2020 @ 12:46pm

        Re: Re: Daily Deals

        But Google didn't say the clickspam was Google ads, just that Techdirt was hiding ads by making them look like regular content, so they were removing the Google ads.

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          crade (profile), 14 Aug 2020 @ 2:05pm

          Re: Re: Re: Daily Deals

          I see. They are formatted as content (because they are both content and ads), which is why They also have the clear daily deals headers and disclaimer on them. But there is no deception and even without those it's not set up to get people to accidentally click on it. The links in techdirt articles are references ; there is no reason people would go around clicking the article links without reading first.

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          • identicon
            WDS, 14 Aug 2020 @ 5:11pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re: Daily Deals

            I fully agree with you. I was just pointing out that they are the only thing that slightly meets the description that Google gave. They are clearly identified, they are not deceptive, and I'm not saying they shouldn't be there; but they are formatted in the same way as the content.

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    Steve, 15 Aug 2020 @ 3:59am

    Just a heads up Techdirt admins I did some sleuthing and I would bet this is the post causing your issues:
    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200729/15213445005/moderation-racist-content-leads-to-re moval-non-racist-pages-posts-2020.shtml

    That page contains the word "skinhead" multiple times and other related terms which would trigger a dangerous and derogatory policy violation automatically by AdSense. The post also appears on other disctinct URLs on the site like ?tag=content-moderation so ultimately the terms appears on many pages.

    If you go to Google AdWords and try to bid on the keyword "skinhead" you'll see you can't because it violates Google's dangerous and derogatory content policy. This is a good way to test for other words that trigger policy violations. My suggestion would be to disable AdSense serving on pages that contain sensitive content about racism, sex, terrorism, etc or to create a word blacklist to internally handle how to display sensative terms without ad content alongside them.

    Google's policies do make sense on the macro level. Most advertisers do not want their ads to appear on pages about white nationalism and most large advertisers like Disney or Coca Cola use brand safety companies to control what pages their ads appear on. Since not every advertiser has the resources to work with brand safety firms Google uses policy violations to flag publishers on their network and obviously errors can occur but techdirt.com represents an extremely negligible amount of revenue and traffic for them so better safe than sorry on their part.

    Also it's possible the other issue you had with being flagged for phishing may be from sending email newsletters which contains snippets of recent blog posts which mention Google. Hard to diagnose that but you do have many recent posts about Google on your site.

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  • identicon
    Talker, 5 Oct 2020 @ 12:44am

    Your adsense

    I noticed your Google AdSense is back. How did you fix it?

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