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New Blockchain Program Aims to Counter Fake Viewer Data, Scam Ads

Blockchain-enabled video network Theta has partnered with Chainlink to help push back on video advertising scams, the likes of which often pop up promoting “cryptocurrency giveaway” dupes. Announced on Friday, the solution to counter scam-ads uses video performance data from Theta’s network to assign a “reputation score” for each streamer based

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YouTube’s Whac-a-Mole Approach to Crypto Scam Ads Remains a Problem

YouTube has long struggled with disinformation, misleading content and outright scams on its site. Despite lawsuits and Google’s own ad policies, cryptocurrency scam ads are still making it through the gates and circulating for days.  In April the CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse, filed a lawsuit against YouTube, alleging the company’s

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TV Reporter Warns of Facebook Ads That Claim They Made Millions From BTC

British TV presenter and former X-Factor star, Rylan Clark-Neal, alerted his followers as to “fake interview” claiming that Rylan had made “millions from Bitcoin.”On April 18, the former Celebrity Big Brother star tweeted that a fraudulent interview impersonating U.K. publication, The Daily Mirror, was circulating on Facebook. Rylan warned his

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Janet Jackson’s Billionaire Ex Sues Facebook Over Bogus Crypto Ads

Janet Jackson’s ex-husband, the Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, is suing Facebook after a crypto scam used his image to promote itself in the Middle East without his permission.Al Mana is claiming defamation, malicious falsehood and false advertising by the unnamed cryptocurrency firm, The Times reported on Feb. 23.His

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