Monday, July 9, 2018
As some MOJ readers have noticed over the years, sometimes the ads that pop up on our site are ones that don't seem to fit very well with the mission and character of this blog. Most recently, several readers have informed me that they have seen various "donate to Planned Parenthood" ads when they visit.
I hope it goes without saying that we do not select or endorse those ads. The ads a reader sees are a function of that viewer's own web activity and the content of the site in question. (So, because abortion is often discussed at MOJ, and many MOJ readers probably read about issues connected to abortion, the Court, judicial nominations, etc., the Algorithms in the Sky put up Planned Parenthood ads.) We are not able to block, ex ante, particular advertisers.
But . . . viewers can! Click on "ad choices triangle" in a particular ad and simply clicking on the "X" will let you tell Google that you don't want to see that particular ad anymore. We are sorry for the inconvenience.