Bad Ads: Problematic Content in Online Advertising

A research project of the Security and Privacy Lab at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington



Polls, Clickbait, and Commemorative $2 Bills: Problematic Political Advertising on News and Media Websites Around the 2020 U.S. Elections

Eric Zeng, Miranda Wei, Theo Gregersen, Tadayoshi Kohno, Franziska Roesner
Internet Measurement Conference (2021)
Runner-Up for Best Paper Award
[ Project Page ]

What Makes a "Bad" Ad? User Perceptions of Problematic Online Advertising

Eric Zeng, Tadayoshi Kohno, Franziska Roesner
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2021)
[ Dataset Explorer ] [ Presentation ]

Bad News: Clickbait and Deceptive Ads on News and Misinformation Websites

Eric Zeng, Tadayoshi Kohno, Franziska Roesner
Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (2020)
[ Slides ]

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