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Brands Are Becoming Accountable for Where Digital Ads Show Up

Major companies have been forced to rethink how they advertise online after coming under fire when their digital ads appeared next to racist or fake-news content.

Instead of perfectly polishing their feeds, photographers and brands are now showing what women, in particular, actually look like. For all the talk about the internet’s power to democratize the media, Instagram can present an awfully traditional picture of what a woman is supposed to be.

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Instagram Perfection Gives Way to Realness

Companies from Kellogg to AT&T have come under fire for inadvertently funding bigotry, hate speech and misinformation, often because they were using automated ad technology to reach groups of people across a vast number of sites and videos.

For all the talk about the internet’s power to democratize the media, Instagram can present an awfully traditional picture of what a woman is supposed to be.



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