Marty Swant

Marty Swant

Marty Swant is a technology staff writer for Adweek.
Marty Swant is a technology staff writer for Adweek, where he specializes in digital marketing trends, social platforms, ad tech and emerging tech such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

A Researcher’s Quiz App Deceptively Harvested Data for Political Research, Facebook Alleges

Cambridge Analytica has been kicked off the network's ad platform over an app that billed itself as 'a research tool used by psychologists.'

Rihanna Blasts Snapchat for Approving an Ad Mocking Domestic Violence

'I'd love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain't that dumb!'

iHeartMedia Files for Bankruptcy to Restructure Massive Debt

It'll reduce the company's debt by $10 billion

Forrester Says Only 15% of B-to-B Marketers Are Fully Compliant With GDPR

Less than half have even audited their data

Google Removed 3.2 Billion ‘Bad Ads’ in 2017

The company will crack down on 'unregulated or speculative products' starting in June.

The PGA Tour Created an Augmented-Reality App to Get People Interested in Real-Life Golf

It's sponsored by Mastercard.

A Look at the Future of 5G-Powered Smart Cities

The next-generation 5G wireless network will enable exponentially faster data processing and media downloads that could benefit brands and cities alike.

Twitter Is Revamping Its Verification Process

CEO Jack Dorsey said Twitter is developing a process to help distinguish real users from bots and trolls.

Tech Companies Including Foursquare and Etsy Are Suing the FCC Over Net Neutrality

They're filing on behalf of the Coalition for Internet Openness.

Is Facebook Winning the Battle Against Ad Fraud?

Facebook's business integrity team has doubled in the last year.