@Bowkes: I'm sorry to hear that you feel this way. Please be aware that you can customise the adverts that you receive on Samsung Free by swiping right on your Home Screen > Tap the 3 dots in the top right > Settings > Scroll down > Ads privacy settings > Vendor List. From here you can toggle off any specific ad sources, or toggle off 'Allow All Consent' to disable all ads. If you do this for IAB Vendors and Google Vendors, which can be selected at the top of the screen, then hit 'Confirm My Choices' at the bottom of the screen, then you should be good to go.
To explore your options regarding Google News, please head to Settings > Home screen > Add media page to Home screen.
@Bowkes: Apologies for the confusion. Samsung Free incorporates Upday news, and became the stock media page on our devices, so I assumed that this was what you were referring to. For clarity, when you swipe right on your Home Screen, does it open Samsung Free?