M&S pulls Google ads after extremist content row

Marks and Spencer has become the latest business to pull online adverts from Google after ads from major firms appeared next to extremist content on YouTube.

A recent investigation by The Times found adverts from well-known businesses and organisations had been shown alongside content from supporters of extremist groups. Audi, L’Oreal and the Royal Bank of Scotland have also pulled their ads, according to the BBC.

Google’s European boss Matthew Brittin has apologised, saying the tech firm took responsibility for the issues and pledged to make changes to how it controls advertising on its platforms.

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