This is How Your Mother Bought an Acai Rebill
Talk about fucked up. I’ve seen this pretty much all over the place – reputable news outlets carrying the shadiest of ads. Some of these advertisers clearly have the dough to grease the wheels — if you go try to advertise this crap with these same ad networks, you’ll get declined. I tried. Fuckers.
Then it dawned on me… Maybe, just maybe, its the advertising network itself running these ads on their own placements. Nice.
Either way, this is messed up. Trust is transient, so the trust a person has over the news outlet they are visiting transfers to the ads they carry and over to what they read.
Disclosure: This is fucked up only because I’m not doing it. If I were, then this would be “business as usual”.