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Google Europe chief apologises for ads by extremist content

Monday 20 March 2017 | 16:12 CET | News
Matt Brittin, Google's head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has publicly apologised for its customers' ads appearing alongside extremist material, the Guardian reports. The company has seen a number of advertisers in the UK pull their ads from YouTube amid concerns their brands were appearing alongside videos promoting extreme or violent political views. Speaking at the Advertising Week Europe conference in London, Brittin said "I want to start by saying sorry to the brands affected by this. I take the issue very seriously and I apologise in the instances where that may have happened."

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Countries: United Kingdom
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