Omar Oakes
Aug 10, 2016

Facebook to make desktop ad-blockers ineffective

Facebook has taken the step of rendering ad-blockers ineffective on its desktop website by making them "indistinguishable" from non-commercial content, as well as giving users more control over which ads they see.

The social-media giant said it is making its users’ ad preferences easier to use so that Facebook account holders can select whether they want to stop seeing certain types of ads.

In a blog post, Facebook said it was adding tools that allow users to stop seeing ads from businesses that have added them to their customer lists.

Andrew Bosworth, the director of Facebook ads engineering, said If you don't want to...

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