Game Developer Removes 'Survive the Coup' Ad After Capitol Hill Riots

Most people experienced yesterday's dramatic events, as hundreds of Trump supporters successfully breached the U.S. Capitol, through social media. Places like Facebook and Twitter cost nothing to use, but still manage to make money by feeding advertisements as people doomscroll and wonder if the country is falling apart. Ad placements are scheduled days, months, or weeks in advance, which is why companies are often scrambling to take down tweets, posts, and ads that suddenly feel careless, contrasted to the day's events.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/epd59w/game-developer-removes-survive-the-coup-ad-after-capitol-hill-riots