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Ad Networks CEO says they will remove ads in 2018



Ad Networks, the world’s largest advertising network, announced Wednesday that it will stop paying to show ads in most of the U.S. in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict immigration.

The move, which comes as Congress considers a measure that would prohibit companies from using government funds to pay for political ads, comes in response to the president’s executive action to ban entry to citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Ad Networks’ move follows a similar one by the National Basketball Association, which suspended ads for games last month and began offering viewers refunds.

The NFL said it would stop airing political ads.

The announcement comes a day after the Justice Department announced a settlement with a group of online ad buyers over allegations that they were illegally funneling money to political campaigns.

The complaint alleges that the buyers were using money from the government to fund advertisements that ran during games.

The news comes as Republican lawmakers are working to pass a bill to limit campaign spending and a Trump administration has been hammering Congress over immigration and the economy.

Trump signed a sweeping executive order on Jan. 27 that would bar refugees and immigrants from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, and Libya from entering the United States.

It’s unclear how the company will respond to the change in its ad spending policy, which was initially announced last year.

The company didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Ad Networks had more than $1.6 billion in annual revenue last year, according to the company’s latest financial report.

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