I've read more than once today about ads being disabled on certain hubs, specifically those dealing with crimes against children. Can someone explain to me why that would be?
Advertisers (especially Google Adsense) have strict rules about what subjects they want to be associated with.
You cannot show Adsense ads on websites or articles which contain "adult" content. Unfortunately, the automated filters can't read context and rely on looking for "naughty words". So an article which is anti-paedophilia will be treated the same as one which is promoting it, and serious ads on sexual problems are penalized the same as porn.
If a website like HubPages breaks the rules, they can lose the right to show ads, which is their only source of income - so they are very careful not to! That means they sometimes take a "better safe than sorry" approach, and borderline Hubs are unpublished or have their ads removed too.
The site FAQ readily addresses this,
I wrote a hub about stopping smoking and the ads got suspended on that for a couple of days. They have been restored now though. I guess it might have been advocating drug use or something like that.
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