When it comes to backpage, Facebook is on the front foot
Facebook has launched a new initiative to combat illegal online advertising, targeting backpage classified ads, according to a report by Fox Sports.
The company is launching an online campaign called “The Most Common Ad,” which will focus on the sites most common ad formats and what users can do to fight back against these ads.
According to the report, this initiative will be similar to an effort that Facebook announced in February that targeted illegal backpage advertising.
The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness of the problem of illegal backpages and offer tools and tips to users.
The new initiative comes just months after Facebook launched a crackdown on illegal content on the platform in October 2016, which saw over 150,000 ads targeted.
Facebook has since banned the use of its platform to target illegal content.
The most common advertising format Facebook is targeting is “bait” ads, which are ads that use fake or misleading content to entice users into clicking on a link.
Facebook says this type of content can cause a significant amount of damage to users’ experience, especially when it comes time to make a purchase.
Users who opt out of this type advertisement can also opt out from Facebook’s other ad types.
In addition, users can opt out by telling Facebook the content they’re interested in seeing.
While there are a number of legal options for users to opt out, many opt out in order to avoid legal repercussions, such as a fine or a court order.
However, there are also instances where users are unable to opt-out because they’re not in the “most common ad” format, which means the content appears in their newsfeed and is often shared by friends.
“The Most Popular Ad” will be an online survey where users will be asked questions about their experiences with illegal content in their social media feeds, as well as how they think Facebook can improve the platform to prevent illegal content from being displayed in its News Feed.
This survey will then be used to determine if users can take action on their own.
“In order to prevent ads from appearing in News Feeds and other public spaces on Facebook, we’ve created the most common ads survey, asking users to select the most commonly used ad formats to fight against illegal content,” Facebook’s VP of Global Digital Innovation, Adriana Garcia-Cabrera, said in a statement.
“By understanding what people are most afraid of, we can help to identify opportunities to fight these ads.”
In an effort to make Facebook a safer place to share content, Garcia-Molina said in an October 2017 Facebook blog post that the company is implementing a number in-app actions to help users prevent unwanted content from appearing on their News Feed: “If you’re a news reader, you’ll notice an ad in your News Feed, in your friends’ News Feed and on your friends’, in your family’s News Feed as well.
And, of course, you can also report inappropriate content to us by sharing this link in your news feed.
The more you share the more you help fight this type ad format, too.”