Facebook blocks ads from Google+

Posted by David Khoirul

Facebook bans advertisements from Google Plus. BlockingSoon after app developer Michael Johnson Lee made an ad campaign which says, "If you're lucky enough to have a Google+ account, add Michael Lee Johnson,Internet Geek, App Developer, Technological Virtuoso," Facebook stopped the adverts from appearing, saying it violates its terms of use.

What Johnson got from Facebook was the following message:

Your account has been disabled. All of your adverts have been stopped and should not be run again on the site under any circumstances. Generally, we disable an account if too many of its adverts violate our Terms of Use or Advertising guidelines. Unfortunately we cannot provide you with the specific violations thathave been deemed abusive. Pleasereview our Terms of Use and Advertising guidelines if you have any further questions.

And to be detail, Johnson said to CNET he had found some Clause in the Facebook Terms of Use and Advertising:

Perhaps it was Clause 11 in the " Special Provisions Applicable to Advertisers " section: "You will not issue any press release or make public statements about your relationship with Facebook without written permission." Johnson had shamefully declared on Google+ that he was placing the ad.

Or perhaps Facebook, its nose feeling tweaked, merely decided toreach for 6a of the same Advertising Guidelines: "We may refuse ads at any time for any reason, including our determinationthat they promote competing products or services or negatively affect our business or relationship with our users."

1 comment:

  1. This is typical of Facebook. They don't mind using other peoples stuff to their own advantage but are too scared of a little healthy competition. Hardly surprising that a lot of people have left to go to places like twitter and Google +.