Facebook removes ads from controversial pages to avoid boycott

(From BBC News, 6/28/13)

A few weeks after pledging to work with women’s groups to better monitor hate speech directed at women, Facebook announced today that they would no longer allow ads on pages which feature “violent, graphic or sexual content.” Their decision was made in response to major corporations, including Marks & Spencer, threatening to pull advertising from the site completely

Facebook said it will implement a new process to determine which pages or groups should feature adverts alongside the content.  The company has stated will be no advertisements on pages that feature any violent, graphic or sexual content, even if such content is not in violation of the company’s rules.

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