Last week the social networking giant announced that on the platform of Facebook and Instagram will be banned any advertising, which in one way or another connected with the cryptocurrency.
On the background of this decision, the canadian regulator found that Google should follow the example of Facebook.
Senior expert of the Commission on securities of Canada Jason Roy is very actively supported the decision of Zuckerberg, and also noted that the FBI and the Task force on binary options Canada lobbied for Facebook to accept the ban.
“We are very happy with the Facebook decision. I hope that Google will adopt the same policy with respect to these products.”
Google representatives claim that the search engine advertising, misleading, and so is prohibited. However, not only the canadian regulator, but you and I both know that this is not so. Most closely relates to the former companies of binary options who now offer cryptocurrency. The vast majority of them are scammers.
That Google is unlikely to ban the advertising of crypto-currencies and everything related to them, you can be sure almost certainly, given the financial side of the issue. Google — the world’s largest platform for advertising in the format of “PPC”. The share of Facebook, by the way, accounts for 15 % of such advertising.
Although to be sure at 100% is still not worth it. There were cases when Google was going to meet regulators and satisfy their requirements. But, looking at how enterprising advertisers came out in Facebook, I think, with a ban from Google they will understand. Indeed, despite the restrictions, is on the topic of cryptocurrency emerges in social networks.
The founder of a startup cybersecurity Matthew Swish posted on Twitter a screenshot which shows an example of such advertising:
This is ridiculous. Ads are evading new Facebook rules against crypto currencies, and ICOs by misspelling them. “BlTC0lN” with L and Zeros. pic.twitter.com/Tt9a4r4sYP— Matthieu Suiche (@msuiche) 3 February 2018
“This is ridiculous! Ads easily bypass the Facebook restrictions in relation to cryptocurrency and ICO, just replacing the letters in their names. For example, BlTC0lN write the letter L or zero.”
On the screenshot you can see that in the header of one of these ads BlTC0lN written with a zero instead of a O.
Bypass spam filters, bans or other attempts to protect consumers using small typos — old technique. One Russian spammer even forged the Google domain, but subsequently lost legal ownership of the domain.