Google Ads Issues Warning to The Federalist Over Comment Section

Google threatened to ban The Federalist from its advertising platform — which would inhibit the conservative opinion website from monetizing ads served by Google — over the site’s comment section.

The tech company told Mediaite the comment section of The Federalist was in violation of its policy against “dangerous and derogatory content.” According to Google, the platform issued a warning to The Federalist, which then removed its comment section to comply with the policy.

They denied that any particular article run by the site prompted the threat — despite an inaccurate report from NBC News that the crackdown had to do with “articles pushing unsubstantiated claims about the Black Lives Matter protests.”

When Mediaite reached out to Google, the platform
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