Facebook Share Price: Social Network to Pull Ads from Pages with Violence and Sex

on Jul 1, 2013
Updated: Feb 27, 2024

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iNVEZZ.com, Monday, July 1: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), the operator of the world’s largest social network, said on Friday that it would no longer allow advertising messages to appear on pages with violent or sexual content. The move aims to appease advertisers who don’t want to be associated with objectionable content. A month ago, several advertisers pulled their adverts from the social network amidst reports of pages on Facebook that promoted violence against women.

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**Ad restrictions**
According to the planned changes, pages for businesses that offer adult products would be ad-restricted; previously such pages could feature adverts displayed along the right-hand side of the page, as long as they complied with Facebook’s policy of not depicting nudity. Pages and groups referencing violence will also restrict ads. However, the changes would not be applied to pages of news organisations on the social network, Facebook said.

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“Our goal is to both preserve the freedoms of sharing on Facebook but also protect people and brands from certain types of content,” the company said on Friday.
Facebook promised to remove adverts from flagged areas of the website by the end of this week.
**The Facebook share price was $24.79 as of 15.58 GMT, 01.07.2013**


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