Apr 28, 2021
Facebook: Smoking and alcohol ads 'target Australian children'
Facebook approved adverts targeting teenage children interested in gambling, smoking and extreme weight loss, a report says. Facebook told BBC News it reviewed each ad before and after publication. Facebook forbids advertising alcohol and other inappropriate products to under-18s - but the researchers were able to advertise, for example, a:.cocktail recipe to 52,000 teenage children Facebook identified as interested in alcohol. In total, Facebook's Ads Manager platform offered access to about 740,000 teenage Australian children. "Facebook appears to use teenagers' data in the same way as adults," Reset Australia executive director Chris Cooper told the Guardian.
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