The publisher of Newsweek and the International Business Times just got busted cooking the books and defrauding none other than Liz Warren’s favorite government agency.
The liberal media group has been using fraudulent online traffic practices to deliver fake clicks and defraud the Federal government’s recent ad buy.
According to a devastating new report from Buzzfeed:
“IBTimes.com, the publisher’s US business site, last year won a significant portion of a large video and display advertising campaign for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency. Social Puncher, a consulting firm that investigates online ad fraud, alleges in its report that the ads were displayed to an audience on IBTimes.com that includes a significant amount of “cheap junk traffic with a share of bots.”
Too funny…what say you Elizabeth Warren?
But it gets better.
The CFPB’s ad budget was called into question earlier, after Republican lawmakers discovered it had given more than $40 million in contracts to GMMB, a top Democratic media firm.
The report makes clear that GMMB was also duped in this scheme and just placed the ads but still…Liberals.
“We take allegations of fraud very seriously. Acting Director Mulvaney is actively looking into the work done by GMMB, and these allegations of ad fraud by IBTimes.com will be investigated as part of that process,” a CFPB spokesperson said.
This comes only two weeks after investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office raided Newsweek’s New York offices as part of another investigation.
If I said it once I have said it a million times: