Facebook bans advertisers, Pages that disguise links violating its rules

Posted on August 11, 2017
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Facebook continues to crack down on the shady side of its social network.

On Wednesday, Facebook announced that it has started fighting back against advertisers and Page owners that link to sites that violate Facebook’s rules but hide those links from Facebook’s reviewers.

In the past, these offenders would disguise the actual destination of the link attached to an ad or post, or they would come up with ways to dupe Facebook’s reviewers by directing them to a dummy page when vetting a link but would take people using Facebook’s mobile app to the offending page. But Facebook has figured out how to detect these so-called “cloaking” schemes.

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