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Hope you weren’t too used to browsing Facebook without seeing any ads.
The company on Tuesday will begin preventing ad blocking software from blocking ads on the desktop version of the Facebook.com website. The move, which Facebook couched in moral terms in interviews with the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, is perhaps the highest-profile salvo by a website against users who actively seek to avoid ads.
“We’re doing it more for the principle of the thing,” Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of engineering for advertising and pages, told the Journal, claiming that the company isn’t doing this to recoup lost ad revenue.
Eyeo, the German company behind AdBlock Plus, characterized Facebook’s decision to block desktop ad blocking software as a “dark path against user choice.”
originally posted by: thinline
Didn't Facebook just ban gun ads?
Kind ironic, don't you think
originally posted by: ketsuko
To be perfectly clear, ads don't bother me so long as they are mostly unobtrusive and can be easily controlled by the person browsing.
Why can't there be a system of advertising on the web that allows the site to choose which ads run on their site?