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Signal said Facebook shut down its advertising account after the privacy-focused messaging app tried to buy Instagram ads showing how the social media giant collects data

Posted On: May 11, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Signal said Facebook shut down its advertising account after the privacy-focused messaging app tried to buy Instagram ads showing how the social media giant collects data

Summary List Placement Facebook blocked ads that Signal wanted to buy that would show Instagram users the data that Facebook collects from them, according to the encrypted messaging company.
In a blog post entitled "The Instagram ads Facebook won't show you," Signal said the likes of Facebook are driven to collect people's data to sell, and the company wanted to showcase how that technology works. So it tried to buy "multi-variant targeted" ads on Instagram "designed to show you the personal data that Facebook collects about you and sells access to." Facebook responded by shutting down Signal's account, the blog post said.
"Being transparent about how ads use people's data is apparently enough to get banned; in Facebook's world, the only acceptable usage is to hide what you're doing from your audience," the company wrote in its post.
Signal posted examples of what the ads would look like on its blog. One reads: "You got this ad because you're a newlywed pilates instructor and you're cartoon crazy. This ad...

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