Google accused of bias against Ethereum
Ethereum developer at blockchain startup Decenter says Google bans Ethereum-related ads on its platform, but skips ads that mention Bitcoin and EOS.
“Our ads that contain the keyword ‘ethereum’ were no longer displayed on January 9th. Try to search for “audit of Ethereum smart contracts” and “audit of EOS smart contracts” and you will only see ads for the latter, he writes. – Interestingly, the ban does not apply to keywords such as “ico”, “bitcoin”, “eos”, etc. We tried to log in from the IP of several different countries using VPN and found that ads mentioning “Ethereum” are not showing anywhere. “.
Google imposed a ban on the promotion of cryptocurrency projects in March 2018, but over time it was partially lifted. According to the rules of Google Ads, “the promotion of cryptocurrency exchanges aimed at users from the United States and Japan is allowed. Thus, posting ads targeted at users from other countries may be prohibited. “.
Why Google allows companies that provide, for example, audit services for EOS smart contracts, to promote, but prohibits the same ads related to Ethereum, is not clear. As noted by users of Reddit, Google pursues many political and economic goals, which can determine the priorities for the placement of certain products in the services of the corporation..
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