Pinterest Bans All Weight-Loss Ads

Pinterest said it will ban all ads with weight-loss language and imagery on its platform. This expands on Pinterest’s existing ad policies, which the company said prohibited ads for weight loss supplements, procedures such as liposuction and fat burning and claims regarding unrealistic cosmetic results. It’s unclear how rampant weight-loss ads were on Pinterest, and as a result, how much this...

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