Google Chrome to start punishing websites showing 'abusive ads'

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Google says that Chrome 71 will evacuate all ads on the locales that reliably indicate harsh encounters.

Google recently announced a new addition to Chrome that will attempt to rid the client of "harmful and misleading ads". With this new setting, all ads on abusive websites will be silenced. "The Chrome 71 update is an extension of that".

The new version of Google Chrome will block all ads on the website for Intrusive banners. Webmasters can go into the Abusive Experiences Report, located in the Google Search Report, and select their website to check what Google thinks of the ads on their website. If site owners fail to address complaints presented through the Abusive Experiences tool, Google will deny the site ads and the revenue that comes with them.

Google declared the adverts in question "trick" users and attempt to "steal" personal data.

Misleading Site Behavior Page features such as scroll bars, play buttons, "next" arrows, close buttons, or navigation links that lead to an ad or landing page when clicked.

This isn't the initial step by Google to make the user experience of web perusing more secure with Chrome. Granted, some of these sites might not be aware that they're using abusive ads so Google will be giving them a 30-day grace period to act once their site has been flagged. Now, Google is trying to clamp down on the websites responsible for this behavior.

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In a blog post, Google said it had tried to protect users against ads that were "designed to intentionally mislead and trick users", but the protections weren't good enough.

Fake Mouse Pointer Ads or page elements that display a fake mouse pointer in the hopes that the user will try to click on it or interact with it.

This is not the first time Google is tackling the problem of websites abusing advertising. Unfortunately, they found that more than half of current abusive ad experiences aren't blocked by these protections.

What do you think about this protection from Chrome?

Now You: Have you experienced abusive advertisement or other content in the past? Abusive ads will also create fake system notifications luring the user into downloading viruses.

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