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The government's Department of Finance has temporarily pulled Web ads for the plan after the banners appeared on the notorious Pirate Bay site, the Ottawa Citizen reported this week.
It's not clear how the banners, bearing the tagline "Find out what's in it for you," wound up on The Pirate Bay alongside low-rent ads for gambling businesses, dating sites, "Find a Chinese bride" services, and the like.
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We have done a thorough investigation into the claims made in your article and we have confirmed that Yahoo!
was not responsible for the EAP ad showing up on The Pirate Bay.
However, upon further research it was determined that some banner ads were appearing with an "ad choices icon" which traces back to Yahoo.
Yahoo is now looking into the matter and in the meantime, we have asked Yahoo to halt all EAP ads until the matter is resolved.
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