Facebook Restricts Ads on Controversial Sites

In the wake of protests over violent content on its site Facebook announced on Friday that it will remove ads on pages or groups that contain “any violent, graphic or sexual content.”

Starting Monday, Facebook will review pages for controversial content. While this content may not technically violate Facebook’s community standards policy, if the company marks it as offensive, it will not serve ads from brands on the right-hand column of these pages.

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