Facebook Yanks Ads From Controversial Pages

by William White | July 1, 2013 11:29 am

Facebook185[1]Facebook (FB[2]) will remove ads from pages that contain violence or sexual content starting today.

“Beginning on Monday, we will implement a new review process for determining which Pages and Groups should feature ads alongside their content,” reads Facebook’s blog[3]. “By the end of the week, we will remove ads from all Pages and Groups that fall into this new, more expansive restricted list.”

The push to remove ads from racy pages came in May after the women’s activist group, Women, Action and the Media, requested advertisers to boycott Facebook due to the content on some of its pages. The pages contained photos and text that encouraged rape and violence against women, reported the Associated Press[4].

Facebook controversy isn’t limited to just ads. Last week a glitch caused over 6 million users[5] private information to be shared without their permission.


  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Facebook185.jpg
  2. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  3. Facebook’s blog: https://newsroom.fb.com/News/658/A-New-Review-Policy-For-Pages-and-Groups
  4. Associated Press: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FACEBOOK_ADVERTISEMENTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-06-29-15-32-50
  5. over 6 million users: http://investorplace.com/2013/06/facebook-glitch-shared-private-information-of-6m-users/

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