We all knew it’s a matter of time: Google is working on introducing changes to its terms that’ll allow certain entities to run coronavirus ads on its global online ad network.
The exception will initially apply to hospitals, with plans to extend it to political institutions too, Reuters reports. Medical providers and non-governmental organizations are also expected to get a pass to push coronavirus ads. The new rules are slated to be revealed over the coming days.
[Read: YouTube throttles video quality in Europe due to coronavirus]
“Currently we do not allow such ads to run under our Sensitive Events policy, which is designed to protect users by blocking ads that try to capitalize on short-term events like natural disasters,” read the memo sent by Google’s head of industry for elections, Mark Beatty, and first reported by Axios.
“However, coronavirus has become an ongoing and important part of everyday conversation, including a relevant topic in political discourse and for many advertisers in different sectors,” the memo further said.
Much like with its efforts to shift priority to authoritative sources across platforms, it seems the Big G aims to limit coronavirus ads only to a small number of companies it deems trustworthy. While that might seem all fine and dandy, authoritative sources can spread misinformation, too, as TechDirt has shown.
Who cares, though? There’s money to be made. Right?
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The meaning of the Roses are Red, April is Grey meme explained.
There is never a shortage of new memes and trends on the internet.
Whether it's a new challenge, meme or viral video, there's always something new hitting our social media timelines.
One of the latest memes to resurface online is being dubbed the 'Roses are Red, April is Grey' meme.
The meme features the two lines of poetry and is accompanied by a picture of Justin Timberlake.
For many, it's a hilarious meme that has appeared annually for the past few years but where does the Timberlake trend come from?The Roses are Red, April is Grey meme
The Roses are Red meme is simple enough.
It features two lines of poetry which are a slight riff on the famous 'roses are red, violets are blue' poem.
This is then followed by a varying line of text that does tweak the meme slightly. The original line of text was 'in a few days' while new versions of the meme have tweaked this slightly.
And then, those lines are followed by a picture of Justin Timberlake, quite often with the text 'It's Gonna Be May' included on the image.Where does the meme come from?
The Roses are Red meme, which is also known by many as the 'It's Gonna Be May' meme, is a hilarious reference to an NSYNC song.
The NSYNC song in question is It's Gonna Be Me.
The reason why it's used in the meme is that throughout the song, the word 'me' is pronounced to sound like 'May.'A coronavirus twist
Recently, the It's Gonna Be May meme has been tweaked thanks to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Thanks to self-isolation and quarantine laws around the world, many social media users have changed the meme so it relates to being in lockdown until May.
It just goes to show that when times get tough, people will always turn to humour to lighten the load.
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An alleged drink driver was caught by police after they noticed a rose bush sticking out of his bumper as he entered a McDonald's drive-thru.
The 21-year-old was spotted in Klemzig, in northern Adelaide, at 2.30am on Wednesday when police saw him driving with his lights on high-beam.
Officers claimed they saw the large rose bush attached to the side of the Mitsubishi Magna.
Police pulled over a 21-year-old man who had a rose bush attached to his rear bumper, before he was allegedly recorded at over four-times the legit alcohol limit
The driver was asked to take a breath test which allegedly returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.209, making him over four times the limit.
South Australia Police shared an image of the man's car on Twitter with the caption: 'Roses are red, violets are blue, you’ve been caught drink driving, no licence for you'.
The car appeared to catch the attention of other drivers on the road who filmed the same vehicle driving through a McDonald's drive through.
It is not clear if the 21-year-old was behind the wheel at the time the video was filmed.
The man lost this licence on the spot for 12 months and impounded his car for 28 days.
He will be summoned to appear in court at a later date.
Officers were unsure were the rose bush came from but decided to leave it next to bus stop 23, North East Road if the original owner wishes to claim it.
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