Nike and Amazon among brands advertising on Covid conspiracy sites

Household names may have unwittingly helped spread fake news, investigation revealsDozens of the world ’s biggest brands, including Nike, Amazon, Ted Baker and Asos, have been advertising on websites that spread Covid-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, it has emerged. The companies, as well as an NHS service, are among a string of household names whose ads appear to have helped fund website s that host false and outlandish claims, for example that powerful people secretly engineered the pandemic, or that vaccines have caused thousands of deaths.Analysis of nearly 60 sites, performed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and shared with theObserver, found that ads were placed through the “opaque” digital advertising market, which isforecast to be worth more than $455bn ( £387bn) this year.Continue reading...
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