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Google Took Down 2.3 Billion Bad Ads in 2018

Figures released by Google last week highlight how widespread cybercrime has become. Last year, the company took down 2.3 billion bad ads, 58.8 million of which were phishing ads. 207,000 of the adds were for ticket resellers and over 531,000 for bail bonds.

Google stepped up its efforts to fight bad ads last year through the introduction of 31 new ads policies and by going after the publishers themselves. The company claims that it shut down almost one million accounts of bad advertisers last year. “When we take action at the account level, it helps to address the root cause of bad ads and better protect our users,” the company stated.

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