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China Allegedly Broke Laws, Paid Millions for Communist Propaganda in the NY Times, Washington Post

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China defied U.S. federal law in its publication of communist ads on several American newspapers, an investigative report claims.

Designed to appear like common news stories, propaganda articles from the state-owned China Daily have appeared on influential publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal for years.

Dolce & Gabbana Cancels China Show After Racist Ads and Instagram DMs From Founder’s Account

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Fashion house Dolce & Gabbana was reportedly forced to cancel their Shanghai show after releasing ads that featured an Asian model helplessly trying to eat Italian food with chopsticks.

The “instructional” ads, which have now been deleted, targeted the Chinese market for the brand’s latest “DG Loves China” campaign; one which has already faced controversy for racism in the past.

KFC Hong Kong’s Newest Fried Chicken Ads are Deliciously Creative

New York ad agency Ogilvy & Mather‘s Hong Kong branch has thought of a brilliant and fiery way to promote Kentucky Fried Chicken’s spicy chicken.

The agency photoshopped KFC Hong Kong’s spicy chicken to make it look like flames and smoke coming out of a rocket ship, as can be seen in a Facebook post made by Post-Production Advertising, which managed to gather more than 7,700 shares and 6,700 reactions.

YouTube Just Made it a Lot Harder For Vloggers to Make Money, But It Might Be Good Thing

In response to “several issues” that affected its community and advertising partners on YouTube, Google announced “tough but necessary” changes in monetization effective in 2018.

To begin with, new channels must now have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of viewing time within the past 12 months to qualify for ads, also known as the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). For channels currently enrolled in the program, the new requirements will be enforced by Feb. 20, 2018. Previously, channels only needed 10,000 views to be eligible for the program.

Here’s How to Stop Facebook from Collecting Your Information for Targeted Ads

Facebook earns most of its billions from advertisers who get information from every “like,” news story click, status update and photo caption users put on the social media site. These translate to customized ads on users’ newsfeeds.

While it is not a secret that Facebook collects every piece of information a user provides, not many are aware that opting out of such tracking is very doable.

Shocking Ad Posters Remind Us How Sexist and Racist the 1950s Were

Some outrageous posters from the golden era of advertising during the 1950s and 1960s would be considered pretty ridiculous today. It’s hard to believe that some of the campaigns put out by the Madison Avenue team of advertising executives were socially acceptable back in the day. A number of them portray women as submissive and weak while others are outright racist.

The beautiful and submissive housewife and stay-at-home mother. That is why she needs a vacuum cleaner.

These Vintage Cocaine Ads Remind Us How Insane the ’70s Were

An Imgur gallery of cocaine paraphernalia advertisements went viral today on Reddit. The gallery consists of several posters of tools for the once extremely popular drug.

Today, the prominent drug is marijuana with the legalization of the plant in several states and smoke shops set up just about every half block, but in the late 70s and throughout the 80s, the beast on the streets was cocaine.