Regardless of all of Google’s efforts to remove and prevent vaccine misinformation, some do slip by way of the cracks. Right here is one instance that was noticed by a former Googler who’s now the California Chief Know-how Innovation Officer on the California Division of Know-how, Rick Klau.
UPDATE: It was probably not a pretend advert, so I’ll maintain on the lookout for pretend advertisements – extra particulars under on the backside….
Rick mentioned on Twitter that he simply looked for vaccine info for son in Lane County Oregon and this advert from egov dot com slash official underscore website got here up. Right here is the screenshot – I like to notice, I’ve been making an attempt to get most of these advertisements to return up in Google randomly for some time and fortunately have been unsuccessful.
Ginny Marvin, who left me for Google, mentioned she handed it alongside to the proper folks at Google:
I will go this alongside.
— Ginny Marvin (@GinnyMarvin) April 2, 2021
Supposedly there was this sort of stuff exhibiting up within the advertisements right here and there however no very easy strategy to report it?
have no possibility in UI to report; the report an advert interface does not supply an possibility for covid impersonation. Solely factor that I see after I click on ‘concerning the advertiser’ is that this 😬 pic.twitter.com/9wW2KZwqfh
— Rick Klau (@rklau) April 2, 2021
Have you ever seen advertisements like these?
Discussion board dialogue at Twitter.
Replace: This was only a bizarre trying actual advert, not a pretend advert.
Seems to be legit (oregon is working with egov), however advert confirmed in cyrillic for some cause
— Rick Klau (@rklau) April 5, 2021