Facebook toughens up advert code

Facebook toughens up advert code

December 17, 2009.

According to BigNews, the world's largest social networking website, Facebook, will strictly enforce its rules against advertising 'morally unacceptable' products like spy cameras, firearms, tobacco and gambling.

Among the long list of prohibited content is a section code that disallows "gambling, including without limitation, any Online Casino, sports books, bingo, or poker."

It's not a question of gambling being singled out, either - the code includes around 20 items that are also 'verboten'. This includes uncertified pharmaceuticals, inflammatory religious content, pyramid schemes and nudity.

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