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Morning Bulletin: Wikileaks roasts Turkey, online ad fraud, Vauxhall fire fighting

Morning Bulletin: Wikileaks roasts Turkey, online ad fraud, Vauxhall fire fighting

This morning’s bulletin contains a punchy set of stories led by reports that Wikileaks is set to shine a spotlight on Turkey’s ruling AK Party with the release of an email haul. Elsewhere we look at how online ad fraud is showing no signs of going away and how Vauxhall has become the latest car manufacturer to face a PR disaster.

Pokemon Go continues to make headlines with developer Nianatic confirming that it has reached a deal with McDonald’s to create the first ‘sponsored locations’ for hungry fans to congregate.

The same publisher also reports on the growing problem of online ad fraud which is on track to cost advertisers as much as $50bn by 2025 despite repeated attempts to crack down on criminals.

At Campaign comes news that a Special K TV advert and brand website have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority following a ruling that health claims on both were misleading.

Retail Week interviews Majestic Wine’s managing director John Colley to understand more about the chain's ambitious store refurbishment strategy as it alights upon the ‘perfect template’ to maximise sales.

Over at Business Insider Microsoft makes headline news after exceeding market expectations to post revenues of $22.6bn for the 2016 fiscal year, sending its stock surging by 3 per cent as investors cheered the results.

Reuters meanwhile reports that Turkey has blocked access to Wikileaks amidst suggestions that the whistleblowing website is poised to begin publishing a mammoth email dump pertaining to the ruling AK Party in the wake of last weekend’s botched coup.

The Times reports to car maker Vauxhall’s PR failed to investigate a spate of Zafira fires for five years. Campaigners suggest that over 300 vehicles have caught fire since 2009 but didn’t carry out a full investigation until 2014.

Newsstand neighbour The Guardian notes that Fox News chairman Roger Ailes has entered into talks with Rupert Murdoch as he seeks to negotiate his departure amidst a slew of sexual harassment claims from some of the networks highest profile female news anchors.

The title also reports that Netflix is set to bring back controversial documentary series Making a Murderer for a fresh back of episodes as it follows legal teams as they seek to quash their clients convictions.

Lastly, Campaign reveals that Amazon will soon begin recruiting UK delivery drivers on an Uber-style part time basis, seeing them earn around £13-£15 per hour when tips are included.

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