Jan 17, 2020

Facebook blocks the Spinner's 'brainwashing' tech

The tech giant has barred the firm and its chief from using Facebook or Instagram for any reason. In response, the Spinner's co-founder and chief operating officer Elliot Shefler told the BBC that it would continue to sell targeted online campaigns and refused to rule out using Facebook in the future. "It appears that the Spinner uses fake accounts and fake Facebook Pages to 'strategically bombard' Facebook users with advertisements," it reads. "These activities violate Facebook's terms and advertising policies. Facebook demands that you stop this activity immediately." Mr Shefler pointed out that the Spinner had bought advertising slots on Facebook for more than a year, and each of its ads had been reviewed and approved.

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