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November 28, 2008

These may be the most offensive Google Ads ever seen. Spotted in two separate incidents next to stories about the Mumbai attacks on the site IBN Live, they’re a typical example of the tactlessness of automated ad targeting systems.

We’ve seen Google ads go wrong before, of course, but do you recall a worse slip-up in recent memory?

We know it’s not Google’s intent to offend, nor their fault that these mismatches happen…and yet we’ve got to ask: surely something can be done to prevent instances like these?

googleadterror3.png by you.

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