How stop Facebook app pop up adds

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  1. JandN2639

    JandN2639 Active Member

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    Yes, I forgot about that. *Any* link could lead to those popups. If it happens with a news article, go to the news organization Website and search.


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  2. Sajo

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    Clicking a link to go to what you "think" is a legitimate article is where the problem lies. You can't block these ads because they are not true ads as you expect. As stated....if you don't know the authenticity of the link, don't click it.

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    Agreed. There is a lot of clickbait on Facebook. It is *still* a hacker’s playground.


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    To turn off ads based on your relationship status, employer, job title or education:

    • Open Facebook and navigate to the main menu. Select Settings in the Settings & Privacy dropdown.
    • Scroll down to the Ads section and select Ad Preferences.
    • Select Your information and deactivate any of the profile fields listed to stop ads based on these categories.
    To stop ads based on data from advertisers, offline interactions (like purchases, your use of partner websites or apps) and your activity on Facebook Company Products:

    • Navigate back to the Ad Preferences menu and choose Ad settings.
    • Click on Ads based on data from partner or Ads based on your activity on Facebook Company Products that you see elsewhere.
    • Select No to deactivate these ad influencers.
    These instructions aren’t universal to every social media platform, but making these changes on a player like Facebook could actually take care of a good bit of your ad targeting problems.

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  5. SMYDSMITH

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    But I just want to block popup ads that come from random articles in news feed I don't think Facebook settings effect but Facebook should add a pop-up blocker to the Facebook browser window that open when you click an article

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    Clicking a link to go to what you "think" is a legitimate article is where the problem lies. You can't block these ads because they are not true ads as you expect. As stated....if you don't know the authenticity of the link, don't click it.

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    What about the Your Interests list(s)? Facebook shows I have hundreds, but I never selected any.


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    Its best to keep away from those pop up links, they are at times malicious and can harm your device
     
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    But there is no way to know when you click an article in you news feed if it will have them or not. Facebook needs better checking for malware in what's posted

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    Delete FB ..so happy I got rid of it long time ago ...annoying fake news and links everywhere things don't change ...
     
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    Just don't click links that lead to Facebook....then you won't be bothered by those annoying "you are the winner...." pop up pages.

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    I remember having a previous phone in my FB days with a ad blocker that helped on the app I just can't remember