How to fix Facebook’s ad issues
On Friday, Facebook updated its ad-blocking feature for users, saying it would remove ads that are being displayed on the site.
The update was posted to the company’s support page, and it removed ads that have been shown for a while, but also said it will be disabling the ability to display ads that “violate the site’s terms of service.”
In addition, the feature will remove “ad-based content,” and the company said it has added a mechanism for users to flag ads that violate its terms.
Advertisers will be able to opt out of the ad-blocker by visiting the site, and Facebook said it was also working on adding a tool for people to manually disable ads on their own.
The company is also adding a new section for people who want to help prevent ads from appearing on the platform, and has also created a dedicated section for users who have “a lot of ads” and want to report them.
“We’re continuing to evolve our advertising policies, and we’re making adjustments to improve how we handle ads that don’t adhere to our policies,” Facebook wrote.
“As part of this, we’ve made some changes to our ad blocking system and are making some changes on the end user end of ad blocking, as well.”
The company said that while it is still working to fix issues in the system, it was confident in its system and was “working with our partners to address any issues that arise.”
It added that it will “continue to work closely with advertisers and partners on the ad blocker issues that have surfaced.”
A spokesperson for Google, which owns Facebook, said that the company has not had any issues with its ads.
“For now, we don’t have any issues, and so far we haven’t seen any indication of issues with Google’s ad-sorting,” Google said in a statement.