Comcast Banned Gun Ads [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here’s what you need to know today:Comcast decided to adopt NBC Universal’s advertising guidelines and has announced that it will no longer run gun ads. But according to an NBC spokesperson, this is longstanding policy — not a reaction to the current gun violence debate.

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