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The war in Ukraine began in late February, yet Google has already blocked 8 million ads related to the conflict and stopped ads from running on more than 60 state-funded media sites.
The search giant released the data as an addendum to its broader 2021 Ads Safety Report. Last year, Google blocked over 3.4 billion ads for flouting its policies, restricted another 5.7 billion ads, and suspended more than 5.6 million advertiser accounts. That’s triple the number of account-level suspensions for advertisers from 2020, per the report.