Facebook Removes ‘Pseudoscience’ Category for Targeted Ads

Facebook Removes ‘Pseudoscience’ Category for Targeted Ads

Facebook no longer allows advertisers to use pseudoscience as the category they can target people with.

The company removed the pseudoscience category from its “detailed targeting” list on Wednesday, the spokesperson said by phone after technology news site The Markup showed it could publish an article aimed at interested people. by pseudoscience.

The markup showed that Facebook authorized these ads after stating that it would control COVID-19 disinformation on its platform. More than 78 million Facebook users were interested in “ pseudoscience, ” he said, referring to the Facebook ad portal.

It’s good to see Facebook doing this. Now we just need YouTube to stop recommending conspiracy videos.

See: Facebook removes the “Pseudoscience” category for targeted ads

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