Facebook Takes Down 'Pseudoscience' Interest In Ads Categories

Anil - Apr 24, 2020


Facebook Takes Down 'Pseudoscience' Interest In Ads Categories

The 'Pseudoscience' category is a great one for allowing advertisers to have a field day when they need to target Facebook users.

With nearly 80 million Facebook users indulging in the “pseudoscience” category, it’s a great one for allowing advertisers to have a field day when they need to target people. However, the social media has already removed “pseudoscience” from its list of available ads categories, according to an investigation report from The Markup. 

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This category is a great one for allowing advertisers to have a field day when targeting Facebook users.

The reason behind this decision is nothing but to prevent users from being exposed to abuse, said a company’s spokesperson. 

While the popular social network seems to try to cope with fake news and misinformation about the COVID-19 epidemic, this information has raised many questions over why Facebook had created such a misleading category.

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This information has raised many questions over why Facebook had created such a misleading category.

Not long ago, Mark Zuckerberg even claimed in a blog post that his company had warned users about around 40 million posts on the platform, which have been labeled with “related to COVID-19” tag. 

While social media sites are floated by fake information and hoaxes regarding the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are hypnotized without awareness. Lies usually target at Bill Gates or 5G towers that have been accused of spreading the deadly virus. Some even talk up about overhyped “cures”, and they’re just some kinds of a rotten egg. 

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5G towers have been accused of spreading the deadly virus.

Facebook, in the meantime, launched a box for those who interacted with any post that has been removed due to misinformation. The box carries a link to the official website of WHO to support these users in acknowledging the truths and necessary information about the novel virus. 

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