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The Los Angeles Police department, on Saturday said it was investigating how the recruitment ad is wound on the controversial website Breitbart.
The advert, which reportedly appeared on a Friday night, and showed it to a uniformed officer with the words: “Choose your future! The LAPD is hiring!”
FILE name: Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore, speaking at a press conference held at the headquarters of the LAPD.
Breitbart has been criticized over the years for its provocative content, with headlines such as, “The Smartest People in the World Are All Men,” and “A solution to online harassment is simple: Women should opt out.”
Several advertisers left the site the other day.
The department has denied deliberately placing an ad on the site, telling the Los Angeles Times that kind of a job it would be contrary to the core values. A POLICE spokesman told Fox News that the department was first notified by the social media team.
“No, no. The LAPD will NOT purchase or otherwise obtain advertising space on the site,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore tweeted on Saturday.
He said that the department was trying to determine whether or not the post was intended to be used in the top of the image.
The city of Los Angeles department of human resources department of the spokesman, Bruce Whidden spoke to the Times, the department would have to purchase job and the ads by Google at the expense of the POLICE department, and other departments of the company.
The department said on Saturday, had dropped out of Google’s Ads is to “review our ad filters, and to take all necessary measures in order to ensure a tighter control of your ad settings.”
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Breitbart on Friday, Elizabeth Moore, in a statement to the Times saying the company was “one of the most pro-police, pro-law enforcement, news organizations in the region.”
Breitbart does not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.