How stop Facebook app pop up adds

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  1. Sajo

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    This happened to me once recently and I don't have a Facebook account and don't use the Facebook app. I was browsing a news article and clicked a link I thought was legitimate, without paying close attention. It went to a BS Facebook page and instantly opened one of those "congratulations Pixel 4 owner....you are the 1000 viewer...." pages. I'm pretty sure that's what the original post is talking about. Not ads in the Facebook app. Not ads that popup while browsing. The BS pages that open when you click a link that you "think" is taking you to a legitimate page, but is not. I don't think any app or any ad blocker is going to help in this situation.

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    Sajo that's exactly what I am talking about. Facebook is littered with em they should have Facebook malware checker embedded in the app to prevent

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    And that's why I keep posting the same thing over & over.....the only solution is do not click any link in a news article, website, etc that appears to even possibly go to Facebook. If you do that you won't see those junk pages claiming you are some kind of winner. Other than that, if you keep clicking those types of links....good luck.

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    I am not clicking a link that takes me to Facebook but in Facebook news feed and some of the news feed is malware . If you click nothing in Facebook then you can't read any content and becomes less useful except for the summary I. The news feed. I'm saying they need better malware checker or pip up blocker to n Facebook appp

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    What do you mean by news feed?

    I have used Facebook, including the app, for several years. One’s feed is not divided into categories, it contains all sorts of posts, event notifications, and articles.


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    Yes random articles that you never know are fake till you click. You start reading the article then almost like on a timer a pop up appears

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    So that's not a Facebook news feed? It's another website with links that look legitimate?

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