Nike X COVID Conspiracy Sites?

From Nike to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, top brands are advertising on COVID-19 conspiracy sites—whether they know it or not, an investigation found.
 
Google is the key player in this “opaque by design” digital advertising market. Worth some $455 billion this year, the system deploys ads tailored to individual users, and it’s exceedingly difficult to exclude bad actors. And for middlemen, there’s no financial incentive to do so.
 
Companies say only a fraction of ad spend ends up in the wrong hands, but the sheer scale of the market means even a fraction of funds funnelled to misinformation means “significant money for the bad guys,” says independent fraud researcher Augustine Fou.
 
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

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