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    The Drum (13 Jun 2018)

    ASA bans ads for horror movie Insidious after kids shown 'distressing' YouTube trailers

    SONY has received a ban on ads for its Insidious: The Last Key horror movie, inappropriately appearing on unstoppable pre-roll ads on children's content on YOUTUBE. The ASA received complaints from both parents and children that the trailers, featuring screaming, humanoid creatures and fanged demons were distressing. The ads had appeared before children's video content including clips from DISNEY movie Frozen, LEGO and Minecraft videos. 

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    Prolific North (15 May 2018)

    Radio 5 Live investigation into Geordie Shore gambling “ads”

    THE ASA is investigating three Geordie Shore cast members who posted odds on sports fixtures to drive social media followers to create CORAL and LADBROKES online accounts, yet did not make it clear the posts were adverts. Gary Beadle, Scott Timlin and Aaron Chalmers have 15.3m followers on social media. 

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