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Natalie Holloway clickbait ads

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Looking at the Outbrain site I wonder if the Natalee Holloway headline breaches the Advertising Guidelines http://www.outbrain.com/en_anz/amplify/guidelines they have for clients Under Headline Guidelines it reads:

Inaccurate, Misleading, or Overly Sensational Headlines
Does not accurately depict the content
Exaggerates or embellishes the content
“Too good to be true” headlines (i.e. “One weird trick that will help you lose that belly fat”)

The Natalee Holloway headline reads Teen goes missing in aruba. but 10 year later, police uncover truth. Have the police uncovered the truth?

In saying all this I've never seen the ad pop up when using the forum
 
Outbrain pulls from an ad inventory based on your browser history. No way to predict what the algorithm is going to throw up there. I can obviously just nuke my cookies and it will go away, but I thought cyclingnews.com would want to know. I have no expectation of anything happening, just wanted to speak my mind. I find it disgusting. Maybe being a father of 2 girls informs this.

As far as misleading, I won't click on it so I don't know. Whatever the actual story, it's a crass and grotesque exploitation of a family's pain. Thanks for looking into the guidelines Stryder.
 
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red_flanders said:
Outbrain pulls from an ad inventory based on your browser history. No way to predict what the algorithm is going to throw up there. I can obviously just nuke my cookies and it will go away, but I thought cyclingnews.com would want to know. I have no expectation of anything happening, just wanted to speak my mind. I find it disgusting. Maybe being a father of 2 girls informs this.

As far as misleading, I won't click on it so I don't know. Whatever the actual story, it's a crass and grotesque exploitation of a family's pain. Thanks for looking into the guidelines Stryder.
It is rare that we are 100% agreement on the topic. You are correct. It is not good and a bit disturbing. Other stuff on there is mind numbing as well.
 

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