On Friday, Facebook declared it blocked adds for a short passage of time, including medical face masks, because the company was continuously facing problems due to coronavirus breakout.
Rob Leathern, the company’s Director of Product Management, made these changes temporarily in his Friday’s tweet. Moreover, Facebook has told in a blog post that social media ads would be banned for the next few days.
Rob leather announced that we are going to ban commerce listing, medical face mask trade, and other adds. He is managing the whole ads procedures and other business strategies and policies all around Facebook. Furthermore, he added, the company closely observing COVID-19 and would take crucial amendments to its policies in case if people are utilizing this public health emergency.
Update: We’re banning ads and commerce listings selling medical face masks. We’re monitoring COVID19 closely and will make necessary updates to our policies if we see people trying to exploit this public health emergency. We’ll start rolling out this change in the days ahead.
— Rob Leathern (@robleathern) March 7, 2020
Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, tweeted that prices are high, supplies are short, and we are opposing those who are exploiting this emergency.
Update: We’re banning ads and commerce listings selling medical face masks on Instagram and Facebook. Supplies are short, prices are up, and we’re against people exploiting this public health emergency. We’ll start rolling this out over the next few days. https://t.co/GyPFEHr4qe
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) March 7, 2020
Company will restrict any political ads that hold misinformation and inauthentic news related to coronavirus, company spokesperson said to CNBC. Since the coronavirus outbreak, Facebook has impacted by several ways and faced other emerging problems.
In a reaction of coronavirus outbreak, Facebook has shut down its London branches till Monday. Besides, the company even said, on Thursday, to employees to stay homes and don’t go any trip. On Wednesday, Facebook claimed a contract worker tested positive for being coronavirus illness.
Facebook postponed the F8 annual meeting of software developers that was planned to be happened in May that caused cancelation for other meetings amid coronavirus.
On the International level, 102168 peoples are affected by COVID-19, and 3,491 got death, according to the data collected by Johns Hopkins University.