if I put sexually explicit material on my facebook page I won't have to put up with ads?
*starts taking sexy pictures of self*
Facebook has begun preventing ads from running alongside controversial material - such as sexual, graphic or violent content - posted by users of the social network. The free content ad network confirmed on Friday that it would begin protecting brands that advertise on Facebook from being displayed on pages and groups carrying …
" Page selling adult products was eligible to have ads appear on its right-hand side"
I would rather not be eligible
After all, being eligible just gives my time-line a sting of adverts for games consisting of cartoon girls with their tits out.
If she does have any evidence then she should be informing the IWF and relevant police organisations. Since she told Parliament (and presumably the Daily Wail) then clearly she has no evidence but didn't want to let that get in the way of her outrage.
And now I need to go clean myself after defending Facebook. Ugh.
Why should I as a private FB user, have to put up with a continual spam of "Date this female" adverts?
I bat for the other team, but FB seem convinced I like seeing this crud on my page.
Of course even choosing the ads configuration / don't like because, and using every option from NOT INTERESTED to SEXUALLY EXPLICIT doesn't stop them. The same ads keep coming back.
Maybe FB should get off its hobby horse and give the end users what they want, direct control over the adverts they want (or don't want) up to NONE AT ALL .. of course that means the hordes of money merchantts paying for ever decreasing value stock in FB won't be happy
While we're at it, this moon I acquired HAS NO STICK!
Seriously, though, all the facebook ads that I see are for dating websites, too (despite my profile showing that I am married). Given that I don't bother with "like"-ing much on facebook, it clearly doesn't know much about me, and so the default profile for "man on the internet" must be "can't get a girlfriend".
"Maybe FB should get off its hobby horse and give the end users what they want, direct control over the adverts they want (or don't want) up to NONE AT ALL"
You are aware that Facebook is a business, right, and that it's not somehow intrinsically evil for a business to want to make money to pay for its operations?
I mean, do you have the same complaints about, say, ASUS? "How dare they charge me MONEY for their product! It's all just to satisfy their GREEDY KKKORPORATE BACKERS ISN'T IT!! THEY DON'T ACTUALLY LIKE ME FOR ME!" etc etc...
If you don't like advertising-supported business models, well - first off, you're using one when you're reading El Reg; second, you're not advocating that FB allow an option for a pay model. You're just demanding that they give you the service for free. Facebook's intrinsic value aside - and presumably you believe it has at least some given that you use it - doesn't that strike you as somewhat unreasonable?
Will Fb ban inappropriate adverts such as credit card and gambling adverts next to content intended for teenagers? Or adverts showing guns promoting killing on police Fb pages?
Double standards. I realise adverts are allegedly chosen based on the currently logged-in user, but I have never used or been interested in credit cards, gambling or guns, so there must be a random element to the adverts displayed.
I live in a country where the main language is not english but constantly get ads in the local lingo even though my profile states I only speak english, my browser an os are set to english too.
Just goes to show their big data analytics are total shite and ignore what you tell them.
GOogle has the same problem too on some of their other services...
...Facebook protects brands from dodgy content, but despite claims to the contrary, doesn't protect users from dodgy brands? If I click "I find this ad offensive" on say, a gambling ad, does it stop me getting more gambling ads? Does. It. Bollocks. I know that the users are the "product" on Facebook, but this just really rubs your nose in it.
"In order to be thorough, this review process will be manual at first"
Yeah, good luck with that. With God knows how many million users and pages, manual and thorough sound like a massive contradiction. But hey, the longer advertisers keep their ads out of FB, the less money FB gets. It's been massively overrated by investors anyway. About time that reality dawned on them.
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