Meta And Google Accused Of Limiting Reproductive Health Ads In Certain Regions To Promote Misinformation

Tech giants Google and Meta are in the line of fire after a new report accused both companies of restricting ads linked to the reproductive health domain.

The ads were said to be limited in certain regions of the world including Asia, Latin America, and Africa which is now giving rise to a wave of misinformation spread.

Authors of the report mentioned how several ads linked to providers of services like abortion were stopped from marketing and that allowed fake data to spread but that was just the start of the misdoings, it added.

As mentioned by the Center for Combatting Digital Hate, Meta isn’t going to allow MSI to promote such content in Mexico even though it called for the decriminalization of abortion last year.

But Meta says there are still bans in the country and that’s why it was just playing its part in making sure the right content is spread online. However, that’s not how the masses feel as other ads related to sexual health and reproduction were similarly banned and it’s been understood where and why these bans came into play.

Meanwhile, other nations that are said to be involved in this ordeal include teams arising from places like Nepal as well as Vietnam. They reported Facebook’s parent firm for getting rid of the ads that help make women aware of cervical cancer screening as well as data about IUDs and other forms of contraception.

Today, the fact that such big names are putting out blankets for advertising bans is shocking, experts added and it needs to stop as the public deserves to be treated better. The fact that such big names are not providing any form of justification for the ordeal is another huge concern for obvious reasons.

Teams from places like Ghana even spoke about Google blocking ads with phrases such as pregnancy options.

The fact that females are getting neglected by these leading tech apps is shocking, one marketing specialist at the MSI Reproductive Company explained.

All women deserve to have the right to access correct information and steer clear of narratives designated as toxic. After all, nothing worse than companies like Meta and Google making big bucks through harmful means of propaganda, right?

Teams in various Asian and African countries continue to express a lot of concern related to linking Meta with ads seen online. But it’s rare to see these names pay heed to the complaints or make a change that would assist audiences.

It’s now ordered by MSI teams that the companies remove the bans and take immediate action before it’s too late.

Plenty of research experts took on evidence via correspondence, not to mention the host of interviews conducted with MSI teams in places like Mexico, Ghana, and even Vietnam among others.

There is more data on this front from places like the Ad Library belonging to Meta whereby a report on this front was generated about proof of how the big names were making a lot of money with such bans as misleading data about anti-abortion marketing approaches were proven.

Other reports speak about conspiracies and Meta turning a blind eye to certain nations about family planning objectives as the main method to help depopulate Africa. There were even some bizarre claims linked to satanic-themed education about sexual health conducted at schools which again is concerning as it’s believed they’re destroying the youth.

For now, Meta is said to be busy reviewing all the claims made but its spokesperson added to media outlet The Guardian that it is not doing anything wrong as the goal is to provide ads promoting healthcare options and any debate surrounding them.

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