Restrictive practices?

Google bans essay writing ads


The advert ban from the Google search engine has been “warmly welcomed” by university authorities.

But it has angered essay writing firms which say this will unfairly punish legitimate businesses.

From next month, Google will no longer take adverts from companies which sell essays and dissertations – and the internet company has written to advertisers to tell them about the policy.

A step in the right direction but any search will still show them up – it’s hardly a huge clampdown. It’s not entirely clear which authorities are doing the welcoming (or is a UUK quote enough?) And how many of these businesses are really “legitimate”?

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