Biggest Big Tech Ads Help Fuel Online TV, Movie Piracy

The websites and illegal streaming apps that offer pirated TV shows, movies and other online content take in an estimated $1.34 billion annually in advertising revenue, according to a year-long investigation by the Digital Citizens Alliance and White Bullet Solutions Ltd., using the latter’s digital ad monitoring system. Amazon, Facebook and Google are the major brands with the most ads on pirated sites, the investigation found.