War on Christmas? Catholic Church Sues Over Rejection of Christmas Ad by D.C. Public Transit

REJECTED AD.

Most of you will disagree with me, but I don’t mind there being standards for accepting and rejecting ads.

It’s doesn’t appear that the D.C. Metro is anti-religious or anti-Christian. Their policy forbids ads that might create controversy on buses and trains. That’s not a bad idea since you have a large nonwhite population in the D.C. area who don’t need to be encouraged to get into fights over this or that political or religious view.

Newsweek

The Metro in the nation’s capital violated the free speech of the city’s Catholic Church by blocking a pro-religion Christmas-season ad on buses, a new lawsuit charged Tuesday.

The Archdiocese of Washington sued after the church’s advertisement to encourage spirituality this holiday season was rejected by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) on the grounds that it promoted religion.

The ad did not feature any religious wording, but it included silhouetted shepherds against a starry background, graphically recalling the story of Christ’s birth. Wording on the ad encouraged riders to “Find the Perfect Gift” through religion.

[The ad] “conveys a simple message of hope, and an invitation to participate in the Christmas season,” the archdiocese said in a statement, adding that the transit system’s guidelines against religious or controversial speech violate the First Amendment.

A spokesperson for the archdiocese added that the WMATA Metro ad was specifically tailored to avoid raising any red flags.

“Our other ads have a very similar image but contain a quotation from the Book of Luke. This is the simple one, just for Metro,” Chieko Noguchi, the director of media relations, told Newsweek.

The URL on the ad, FindThePerfectGift.org, leads interested people to information about Catholic traditions.

“Jesus is the perfect gift,” the website says. “Find the perfect gift of God’s love this Christmas.”

The ad would have been accepted before 2015, when the transit system changed its policy to prohibit “issue-oriented advertising, including political, religious and advocacy advertising,” WMATA spokesperson Sherri Ly told Newsweek.

Metro’s guidelines also prohibit “advertisements intended to influence members of the public regarding an issue on which there are varying opinions.”

As a result, the D.C. transit agency has rejected ads from anti-wildlife trafficking organizations, Birthright Israel, abortion pills, PETA promoting veganism, Milo Yiannopoulos’s book, and anti-prostitution groups.

The American Civil Liberties Union says the Metro’s guidelines are “misguided and impossible to administer fairly” and sued to overturn them after the system took down ads for Yiannopoulos’s book Dangerous after the Metro reported complaints from riders.

“It’s an indefensible policy to say that as soon as someone complains about an advertisement, we’re going to take it down,” said the ACLU’s D.C. legal director Arthur Spitzer told WTOP in August. “Almost everybody rides the bus or the subway or sees the bus go by. And it’s a way to get your message to people who might not otherwise see it, and that’s a very valuable thing to our society.”

As long as Satanists, Communists, abortionists, and pornographers are blocked from advertising, I don’t mind this ad block so much. The ACLU is against ad blocks, so there must be something good about them, which makes me want to be for them.

Ideally, in some future white Christian homeland, Christian themed ads would be allowed, while the Satanists and others would just have to go suck on a lemon in some other country.

Advertisers Pull Ads Over Youtube Pedophile-Friendly Videos

Advertisers on youtube apparently rely upon youtube to place their ads on whatever videos youtube decides to put them on.

Since I pay no attention to ads online, I don’t care where an ad shows up. I ignore them all.

But advertisers would naturally be sensitive to having their name associated with child abuse. Therein lies the story of youtube responding to ad cancellations revolving around pedophiles lurking around select youtube content.

New York Post

YouTube has a perv problem.

The streaming-video giant has seen a slew of big brands — including Adidas, Deutsche Bank, Amazon and Oreo maker Mondelez — yank ads after a UK newspaper revealed on Friday they got paired with videos of scantily clad children that attracted disgusting comments from pedophiles.

Creeps have been flocking to YouTube videos of young girls in their underwear lazing in bed, doing splits and playing with each other. Many of the segments are uploaded by the kids themselves, with sick viewers asking them to remove their clothes and perform sex acts in future videos.

In its investigation, the Times of London said YouTube, a unit of Alphabet’s Inc. Google, had allowed sexualized imagery of children to be easily searchable, and that it hadn’t lived up to promises to better police its site to protect children.

In some cases, creeps were able to bypass YouTube’s filters by entering their searches in Russian, which brought up videos of Slavic children.

“There shouldn’t be any ads running on this content, and we are working urgently to fix this,” a YouTube spokesman said.

The site doesn’t plan to curb minors from posting videos, but aims to clamp down on pervs’ ability to seek out and post comments on them.

German discount retailer Lidl, Diageo, the distiller of Smirnoff vodka and Johnnie Walker scotch, and chocolate maker Mars all confirmed they had pulled advertising campaigns from YouTube.

“We are shocked and appalled to see that our adverts have appeared alongside such exploitative and inappropriate content,“ Mars said in a statement.

“We have taken the decision to immediately suspend all our online advertising on YouTube and Google globally… Until we have confidence that appropriate safeguards are in place, we will not advertise on YouTube and Google.”

The Times reported that YouTube does not proactively check for inappropriate images of children but instead relies on software algorithms, external nongovernment organizations and police forces to flag such content.

In March, corporate titans including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Walmart and Dish pulled their YouTube ads over concerns they might get paired with offensive videos.

YouTube parent Google — which makes tens of billions of dollars each year from ad sales — found itself in hot water with advertisers over YouTube videos by radical Muslim preacher Wagdy Ghoneim, white nationalist David Duke and terrorist support groups.

Earlier this week, YouTube said it was working on a fix after it was discovered that YouTube’s algorithm was getting fooled into recommending disturbing kids videos.

In one example, YouTube algorithms may have recommended that children who watched videos with the popular cartoon character Peppa Pig watch another video where Peppa Pig chugs bleach.

Youtube is promising to delete videos and shut down channels.

Deadline

In a statement on its official blog, Johanna Wright, VP of Product Management at YouTube, said the company has noticed “a growing trend around content on YouTube that attempts to pass as family-friendly, but is clearly not. While some of these videos may be suitable for adults, others are completely unacceptable, so we are working to remove them from YouTube.”

Wright’s note claimed the service had terminated over 50 channels and removed “thousands of videos” in the last week. It also has implemented age restrictions on certain content, making it available only to those over age 18. It will also apply machine-learning technology to seek out potentially objectionable content for faster human review.

I’m not sure, but I believe Toy Freaks has been shut down.

Anyone with a fetish for this kind of imagery needs to be under scrutiny. This whole story is just another example of our sick culture, which features nearly nude coffee servers, the loathsome Kardashians, trannies in the military, and child fetish videos on youtube.

God needs to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.

Dove soap ad that shows a black woman turning herself white sparks Negroid backlash

That Dove soap ad above gave the perpetually aggrieved Negro a chance to complain. It also gave white (and Jewish) social justice warriors the chance to virtue signal. Otherwise, nobody would really care about the ad.

I don’t “get” the ad at all, but if it triggered SJWs, then great.

Excerpt from MSN

The Dove brand sheepishly admitted that it had “missed the mark” with a not-so-vaguely racist advertisement that has made it the latest target of consumer rage.

But many angry and befuddled Dove lovers spent the weekend wondering what mark Dove was trying to hit in the first place.

The ire-inducing advertisement — a static compilation of four photos — was released Saturday afternoon. The first frame shows a dark-skinned woman in what appears to be a bathroom, a bottle of Dove body wash in the lower right-hand corner of the picture.

In subsequent frames, the woman reaches down and lifts up her shirt (and apparently the rest of her skin/costume) to reveal a smiling white woman.

Offended Dove users erupted, and the company quickly apologized. But the two-sentence Twitter note, and a slightly longer message on Facebook left it unclear what exactly the ad was trying to convey.

Unilever, Dove’s parent company, did not respond to Washington Post requests for comment.

The vacuum of information was filled by people on social media who peppered the company with comments and rhetorical questions, none of them good.

Was Dove saying that inside every black woman is a smiling redheaded white woman? Was Dove invoking the centuries-old stereotype that black is dirty and white is pure? Or that black skin can or should be cleansed away?

And perhaps the biggest question of all: Did Dove really believe that the ad would make more people of color want to buy its products?

“What exactly were yall going for?,” one self-described Dove consumer said on the company’s Facebook page. “What was the mark . . . I mean anyone with eyes can see how offensive this is. Not one person on your staff objected to this? Wow. Will not be buying your products anymore.”

Others wondered whether the problem was a lack of diversity at Dove. They pointed to historical examples of racist ads about soap so good that it apparently washes the melanin right out of your skin.

What if the ad were reversed, with the ad starting with the white woman, while ending with a black woman? I suppose that message would be telling every white woman to find her inner Nigga and let it all out.

Like this one:
TRANSRACIAL LOON RACHEL DOLEZAL.

43 Anti-White Commercials (Video)

Get through the first one and the commercials advertise brands you’re more likely to be familiar with. The Seven-Up commericial at the 3 minute mark or so is especially disgusting.

All of the companies featured and their ad agencies deserve to be annihilated. By any means necessary.

Twenty one minutes.

From the youtube comments:

‘ll never buy shit from any of these motherfuckers. We need to find out who the ad agencies are and pay them a visit. I hope you continue to make more of these. As you know the ADL is now censoring Youtube.

“Jew Haters” Trending on Twitter as Facebook Exposed for Running Ads Aimed at People Who Hate Jews

Fools or trolls are actually calling Jew Mark Zuckerberg a Nazi for wanting to make a few sheckels by selling ads to people who have some distaste for our Jewish friends.

When I put this post together about 8 P.M Central time U.S. “Jew Haters” was trending on Twitter. And Mark Zuckerberg was getting hammered.

Huffington Post

Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you.

Until this week, when we asked Facebook about it, the world’s largest social network enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the topics of “Jew hater,” “How to burn jews,” or, “History of ‘why jews ruin the world.’”

To test if these ad categories were real, we paid $30 to target those groups with three “promoted posts” — in which a ProPublica article or post was displayed in their news feeds. Facebook approved all three ads within 15 minutes.

After we contacted Facebook, it removed the anti-Semitic categories — which were created by an algorithm rather than by people — and said it would explore ways to fix the problem, such as limiting the number of categories available or scrutinizing them before they are displayed to buyers.

“There are times where content is surfaced on our platform that violates our standards,” said Rob Leathern, product management director at Facebook. “In this case, we’ve removed the associated targeting fields in question. We know we have more work to do, so we’re also building new guardrails in our product and review processes to prevent other issues like this from happening in the future.”

Facebook’s advertising has become a focus of national attention since it disclosed last week that it had discovered $100,000 worth of ads placed during the 2016 presidential election season by “inauthentic” accounts that appeared to be affiliated with Russia.

Like many tech companies, Facebook has long taken a hands off approach to its advertising business. Unlike traditional media companies that select the audiences they offer advertisers, Facebook generates its ad categories automatically based both on what users explicitly share with Facebook and what they implicitly convey through their online activity.

Traditionally, tech companies have contended that it’s not their role to censor the Internet or to discourage legitimate political expression. In the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville by right-wing groups that included self-described Nazis, Facebook and other tech companies vowed to strengthen their monitoring of hate speech.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote at the time that “there is no place for hate in our community,” and pledged to keep a closer eye on hateful posts and threats of violence on Facebook. “It’s a disgrace that we still need to say that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are wrong — as if this is somehow not obvious,” he wrote.

But Facebook apparently did not intensify its scrutiny of its ad buying platform. In all likelihood, the ad categories that we spotted were automatically generated because people had listed those anti-Semitic themes on their Facebook profiles as an interest, an employer or a “field of study.” Facebook’s algorithm automatically transforms people’s declared interests into advertising categories.

Artificial intelligence hasn’t been taught political correctness yet. It’s antisemitic. But it doesn’t know it’s antisemitic.

Twitter is overreacting to this minor incident which harmed no one.

Google Apologizes After Major Brands Yank YouTube Ads Over Racist Content

CHEERIOS CEREAL FAMILY FROM 2014 AD.

One man’s hate is another man’s truth.

As you will see in this news report, advertisers want nothing to do with “hate.” So why so many mixed race couples in ads? Why so much denigration of the white male, always portraying him as a goofus?

Advertisers feel like they can insult my race and my sex with impunity. Well, we’re awake now and we hate your hypocrisy and the insults you peddle.

Google may kowtow to you, but we’re learning to live without your products. Your boycott of the truth expressed on youtube isn’t going to win you any friends.

NBC News

Google’s EMEA president of business and operations has apologized for the misplacement of advertising next to extremist content on its video site YouTube.

“There have been stories over the past few days about brands appearing against content that they wouldn’t like to appear against and particularly on YouTube, and so for me it is a good opportunity for me to say, first and foremost, to say sorry this should not happen and we need to do better,” Matt Brittin said at a press briefing Monday at the start of industry conference Advertising Week Europe in London.

Brands including HSBC, U.K. retailer Marks and Spencer and L’Oreal have pulled advertising from YouTube over the past few days, while agency group Havas has paused ads from U.K. clients including Domino’s Pizza and Hyundai Kia pending discussions with Google.

Speeding up the Review Process
Brittin said Google, which has the world’s biggest digital advertising platform, has invested “millions” and has thousands of people working to make sure “advertising practices are good.”

“I’ve spoken personally to a number of advertisers. Those that I have spoken to, we have been talking about a handful of impressions, and pennies not pounds of spend, but however small or big the issue, it is an important issue that we address,” he said.

“We’ve got a comprehensive review under way — we have for some time — looking at how can we improve here and we are accelerating that review.”

Unilever Chief Marketing Officer Keith Weed, who was with Brittin at the briefing, declined to comment on whether it had pulled advertising for any of its brands — which range from deodorant Axe (Lynx in the U.K.) to detergent Surf — from YouTube.

“We won’t make any public statement. I’m a great believer in talking about where the industry needs to get to, and what are the things we need to [do] collectively, the first accountability does go to the media companies because at the end of the day we are spending our money on their platform,” he said.

“I think the best way to do negotiations with any supplier is one on one and in private, and so you won’t find us coming out and making big public statements about particular customers. And we are working hand in hand,” Weed added.

How to Monitor Content Without Censoring Content
About 400 hours of content is uploaded to YouTube every minute, Brittin said, claiming that 98 percent of “removals” happen within 24 hours and adding that it will be looking at its policies, controls and how those are enforced. But it has a job to do in making sure it doesn’t remove content that is controversial, but not illegal, for example.

“It is not as simple as it might seem, so you might say: Why don’t you just exclude content that relates to war or that relates to politics? Well actually if you were to do that you would exclude important news content or documentary content.”

“Firstly on policies, this is about what content within YouTube do we deem to be safe for advertisers, and we’re going to raise the bar on that,” Brittin said. “That would include things like looking at our definition of hate speech, or our definition of inflammatory content, so that we raise the bar on what is deemed acceptable for advertising.”

Google expects to make further announcements on how it is tackling the problem of ads appearing next to extreme content “in the coming days,” he added.

Pivotal Research Group on Monday downgraded Alphabet stock from buy to hold after media buying agency Havas pulled spending from YouTube and Google Display Network in the U.K.

Coming Home for Christmas | Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport has a Christmas ad this year, joining a long list of British companies offering us some holiday cheer. The ad has over a million views already and it’s still 38 days (?) until Christmas.

Published on Nov 14, 2016

Throughout their 70 years, Heathrow have specialised in reconnecting people with their loved ones, especially at this time of year, because coming home for Christmas is the best gift of all. Among the millions of seasonal passengers, there are some extra-special arrivals that have made it home in time for the big day…