Google shows advertising accessories for weapons, although this is contrary to company policy. If you enter the search query “.223 100rd”, then on the right side of the page you will see advertisements that lead directly to the pages of the online store where you can buy weapons.
Well-known developer Cegłowski claims that Google’s algorithms cannot block search results for other weapons accessories. The company commented on the situation as follows:
“Our hearts go out to the victims of this terrible tragedy. We have strict policies that govern the kinds of ads we allow on our platform, and ads for guns or gun parts are a violation of those policies. When we find ads that violate our policies, we remove them.”
Cegłowski also notes that this is not the first time that gun accessories slip through Google’s algorithms. At that time, the company admitted that advertising was a mistake caused by the “human factor.” It was then corrected by banning all results with the word “gun”.
It is worth noting that at the time of publication of this news, these ads are still not deleted.
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