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Internet Giants Team Up To Fight Malicious Ads

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Internet Giants Team Up To Fight Malicious Ads
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Google, Facebook, Twitter, and AOL have teamed up to launch TrustInAds.org to educate people about the dangers of ad scams.

Here’s the official description:

Founded by AOL, Facebook, Google and Twitter, TrustInAds.org comprises a group of Internet industry leaders that have come together to work toward a common goal: Protect people from malicious online advertisements and deceptive practices. With this effort, TrustInAds.org and its member companies are: Bringing awareness to consumers about online ad-related scams and deceptive activities; collaborating to identify trends in deceptive ads and sharing best practices; and sharing our knowledge with policymakers and consumer advocates around the country. To learn more, visit http://trustinads.org.

“We are a group of internet industry leaders that have come together to work toward a common goal: Protect people from malicious online advertisements and deceptive practices,” the group says.

The site publishes “Latest Trend Alerts,” which come in the form of downloadable PDFs. Here’s the one for May which looks at tech support scams.

It also features a blog and an email list you can subscribe to for updates.

In 2012, all four companies teamed up with the IAB on the Ads Integrity Alliance, a similar initiative, which saw the formation of StopBadware.org.

Image via TrustInAds.org

Internet Giants Team Up To Fight Malicious Ads
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