NBC News: Russian trolls who interfered in 2016 U.S. election also made ad money, report says

NBC News: Russian trolls who interfered in 2016 U.S. election also made ad money, report says. “The effort by a Russian internet deception factory to manipulate American public opinion during the 2016 election was better planned and executed — and also more lucrative — than previously understood, according to a new analysis of nearly 10 million tweets by a leading cybersecurity firm.”

Canada News Wire: The Globe and Mail relaunches browser extension to monitor Facebook ads ahead of Canadian election (PRESS RELEASE)

Canada News Wire: The Globe and Mail relaunches browser extension to monitor Facebook ads ahead of Canadian election (PRESS RELEASE). “The Globe and Mail is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Facebook Political Ad Collector (FBPAC), an online tool designed to monitor political advertising on Facebook. The collector, a web browser extension that can be downloaded by users, was built in 2017 by ProPublica as a tool to help create more transparency about the modern electoral landscape. With this relaunch, The Globe and Mail takes ownership of the tool, with an eye to bolstering its coverage of political advertising in the lead-up to the Canadian federal election in October, 2019.”

TechCrunch: Targeted ads offer little extra value for online publishers, study suggests

TechCrunch: Targeted ads offer little extra value for online publishers, study suggests. “How much value do online publishers derive from behaviorally targeted advertising that uses privacy-hostile tracking technologies to determine which advert to show a website user? A new piece of research suggests publishers make just 4% more vs if they were to serve a non-targeted ad.”

Vice: Shady Political Ads Are Pouring Into Facebook. We Still Can’t Track Them.

Vice: Shady Political Ads Are Pouring Into Facebook. We Still Can’t Track Them.. “If the 2016 election revealed Facebook’s power to influence elections, the millions spent by the presidential field so far this year suggest it was merely a warm-up for what’s coming next. And yet, researchers say Facebook has weakened or disabled certain tools they use to track political ads and content across the platform, just as users are about to be hit with a tsunami of political content.”

Tubefilter: YouTube Will Debut Augmented Reality Ads That Let Users Virtually Try On Lipsticks (Report)

Tubefilter: YouTube Will Debut Augmented Reality Ads That Let Users Virtually Try On Lipsticks (Report). “Data buried within the newest version of YouTube’s mobile app shows Google is developing an augmented reality feature that’ll let YouTube users virtually try on lipsticks, Android Police reports. Not all lipsticks — just those from selected shopping partners whose ads roll during YouTube videos or appear in one of the platform’s upcoming under-video ad shelves.”

Search Engine Journal: LinkedIn Users Can View All Sponsored Content From the Past 6 Months

Search Engine Journal: LinkedIn Users Can View All Sponsored Content From the Past 6 Months . “LinkedIn pages will soon feature an ‘Ads’ tab showing all sponsored content an advertiser has run in the past six months. The company says this change is being made in an effort to bring even greater transparency to ads on LinkedIn.”