An ad for the app PopJam that encouraged users to “get likes and followers” has been banned over concerns it could be detrimental to children’s mental health and self-esteem.
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A YouTube ad for the film Pet Sematary seen before Fortnite videos on the family gaming channels DanTDM and FGTEEV has been banned for being inappropriately targeted at children.
An ad for Andrex toilet wipes carrying a slogan claiming they are “flushable” has been banned for misleading consumers.
Retailer Zavvi broke advertising rules when it mistakenly sent a mass email congratulating all the recipients on winning VIP tickets to the Champions League final, a watchdog has ruled.
Social media users struggle to identify ads posted by influencers and clear labelling is crucial to let consumers know when they are being sold to, according to a report.
An advert for the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme has been banned for failing to make it clear to applicants they would need other documents in addition to a passport or ID card to apply.
A television ad for teenage singer Billie Eilish’s album has been cleared with an “ex-kids” restriction after a watchdog found it was likely to distress younger children.
The head of the UK’s advertising watchdog has said social media platforms are “not as transparent as we would like”, as complaints about online ads spiked last year by 41%.
Amazon and Protein World have been banned from describing food supplements as weight loss or slimming aids unless they have evidence the products meet EU-authorised health claims.
Two television ads for Volkswagen promoting a safety feature on one of its cars have been banned for encouraging irresponsible driving.
Home broadband providers must now ensure that at least 50% of their customers can achieve advertised speeds at peak time under a crackdown to prevent misleading claims.