Ads on Facebook are Judged by Users to Make Browsing Better

By: Meghan Young - Sep 15, 2014
References: newsroom.fb & theverge
When it comes to ads on Facebook, there have been a lot of headaches and complaints. Yet once the social network introduced the ability to hide such paid content, people were much more content with their news feed experience. Now another update improves browsing even more. Instead of simply unfollowing certain businesses and individuals, ads on Facebook can be judged based on a few other criteria.

For instance, ads on Facebook can be deemed as irrelevant, spam or even useful through the new options on the drop down menu. In a blog post, the company writes, "When we listen carefully, this feedback helps us show better ads--even to those who aren't very vocal." This ensures that life events remain the focus of the news feed on Facebook.