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Facebook desktop users lose ability to block ads

Media | 08/10/2016 8:36 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. said Tuesday that users of the desktop version of its social network will no longer be able to circumvent advertising through ad-blocking software. In a blog post from Andrew Bosworth, vice-president of ads and business platform, the company announced it was tweaking its ad settings controlled by users to “address the underlying reasons people have turned to ad blocking software.” The primary reason is that users wanted to stop “annoying, disruptive ads,” the blog said. “What we’ve heard is that people don’t like to see...