The biggest problem with Facebook’s Adblock feature is its ability to slow down the internet for many people.
Facebook says it only blocks certain ads that are not related to your online activity.
But according to data from AdBlock Plus, which tracks the number of ads that users see, this doesn’t always hold true.
Facebook’s advertising system, according to a recent study from the research firm StatCounter, is able to block a lot of adverts, even when they’re unrelated to your offline activities.
AdBlock Plus found that, of the 10,531,821 ads it identified as blocking, 4.3% of them were related to ads in your profile.
Facebook has previously confirmed that its AdBlock software is able as well, with the company explaining that “we’ve had to remove a lot” of those ads over the years.
AdBlockPlus found that the vast majority of ads it was able to identify blocked people who visited Facebook pages or posts that were not related with their online activities.
Facebook has also acknowledged that its adblocking system is not perfect.
“We are continually working on ways to improve Adblock and will continue to do so,” a spokesperson told Engadgets.
“But, we don’t use any tracking technologies to detect ad blocking or other ad-targeting.”
However, the company says that it has been able to remove more than 50% of all adverts in its network, with some ads being blocked in more than 90% of users’ accounts.
It also said that AdBlock is able “to identify ads that appear in people’s news feeds or Facebook news feeds, but the vast bulk of our network doesn’t have that capability.”
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