Facebook bans ads with false claims about new virus


The social network said it is removing ads that feature a product and imply a limited supply, seeking create a "sense of urgency” in their mention of coronavirus. — AFP

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said on Feb 26 that it is banning ads that make false claims about products tied to the new coronavirus.

The social network said it is removing ads that feature a product and imply a limited supply, seeking create a "sense of urgency” in their mention of coronavirus. Ads that guarantee a cure or prevention are also banned, it said.

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