Daily Dot: YouTube ads are rife with coronavirus conspiracies—from the same right-wing site

Daily Dot: YouTube ads are rife with coronavirus conspiracies—from the same right-wing site. “Others have complained about Epoch Times’ coronavirus ads in the past. An April 25 complaint on the company’s support page asked, ‘Why are you allowing “Epoch Times” to spread Alex Jones level conspiracy theories about COVID-19??!?’ But it’s not just YouTube; Epoch Times is all over the web. It presents itself as a new conservative publication, little different than the Breitbarts and Daily Wires of the world. But the more you look, the less that image holds up.”

New York Times: Epoch Times, Punished by Facebook, Gets a New Megaphone on YouTube

New York Times: Epoch Times, Punished by Facebook, Gets a New Megaphone on YouTube. “The shifting tactics of partisan publishers pose a challenge to tech platforms in the lead-up to the 2020 election. Despite their efforts to limit the spread of misinformation, the platforms remain a powerful megaphone for publishers like The Epoch Times, which has used conspiracy theories and dubious growth tactics to expand its audience. In all, the outlet has spent more than $1 million on YouTube ads, according to a person familiar with its spending, who discussed private information on the condition of anonymity.”

NBC News: Facebook bans ads from The Epoch Times after huge pro-Trump buy

NBC News: Facebook bans ads from The Epoch Times after huge pro-Trump buy. “The decision follows an NBC News report that The Epoch Times had shifted its spending on Facebook in the last month, seemingly in an effort to obfuscate its connection to some $2 million worth of ads that promoted the president and conspiracy theories about his political enemies.”