Google to restrict political ad targeting on its platform

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Google is restricting ad targeting for political ads on its platform. The new rules are claimed to help protect users from misleading information. Under the new policy, political ads will appear as long as they relate to the content of the page being viewed. The ban will take effect in the United Kingdom within a week and will expand to the rest of the world by Jan. 2020.

President Trump toured an Apple manufacturing facility guided by CEO Tim Cook. The tour was part of a public showcase of companies that manufacture in the U.S. President Trump said Apple may get tariff exemptions as the U.S. seeks a deal with China on trade.

PayPal is acquiring deal-finding service Honey for $4 billion. Honey searches for and applies coupon codes on shopping sites. The acquisition is expected to close in 2020.

 

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