In a decision that is likely to affect cryptocurrencies and their trading, Facebook has banned their advertising on its platforms, saying that these “financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices”. The ban includes offerings like binary options, initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency. “There are many companies who are advertising binary options, ICOs and cryptocurrencies that are not currently operating in good faith,” Facebook said in a statement. Ads that violate the company’s new policy will be banned on Facebook’s core app, but also in other places where Facebook sells ads, including Instagram and its ad network, Audience Network, which places ads on third-party apps. The broad nature of this policy was intentional, Facebook added, as it worked to better detect deceptive and misleading advertising practices. The policy and its enforcement will be revisited…
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