Last week, Facebook banned the advertising of crypto, ICO and binary options. Despite this, users continue to see ads from the banned list. A representative of the social network, in response to a request from the Motherboard portal, confirmed this information.
This is ridiculous. Ads are evading new Facebook rules against crypto currencies, and ICOs by misspelling them. "BlTC0lN" with L and Zeros. pic.twitter.com/Tt9a4r4sYP
— Matthieu Suiche (@msuiche) February 3, 2018
Facebook told about the ban last week in a blog post. More specifically, the company said it was banning advertisements for “financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.” This included cryptocurrencies and ICOs but also financial tools like binary options. Facebook stated that the ban is “intentionally broad,” and may be fine-tuned later.
Getting around spam filters, bans, or otherwise trying to trick consumers with little typos is a long running practice.