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Google Ads Illegal Drugs
Mississippi state Attorney General Jim Hood has accused Google of allowing illegal online pharmacies to continue to advertise their counterfeit prescription drugs on its website. The company previously paid $500 million to settle a suit with the Justice Department for displaying advertisements for illegal Canadian pharmacies selling their products in the United States. Hood claims that not only does Google still display search results for websites known to sell counterfeit goods, some of these websites actually pay Google to advertise on the site. Google has acknowledged the problem, noting that it is continuing to fight illegal online pharmacies and has removed more than 3 million ads for counterfeit drugs.


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It's funny that Google seem to 'not notice' these kinds of things.. When I want to advertise on google, I'm kept waiting for days for it to be reviewed and approved, because they want to check each ad.. But if you're an illegal pharmacy paying big bucks to advertise, somehow they just happen to not notice the content of the advertised site.. Interesting, that.

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