Ad Fraud Is Up but Anti-Fraud Methods Help: Integral Ads Science Report

We don’t like bad news any more than you do, Dear Reader, but that’s what bubbled up today.  Integral Ad Sciences reports that ad fraud rates jumped substantially in the first half of 2022, even as time-in-view continued to shrink and brand risk rose.  On the brighter side, anti-fraud protection reduced fraud rates by more than 90% compared with campaigns lacking fraud detection.  Lots of detail here by country and device if you happen to need it.