Facebook to remove controversial Sponsored Stories from site in April

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 15:39

Washington: Facebook will be phasing out its controversial Sponsored Stories ad units in April.

Sponsored Stories were Facebook`s more controversial ad units.

The Sponsored Stories repackaged some of users` actions on Facebook and let advertisers sell them to your friends without your permissions, the Verge reports.

For example, if a user checked in at Starbucks on Facebook - the company could then sell that action back to Starbucks and let them insert it as an advertisement.

Facebook is likely happy to finally remove the stories from its site, the report added.

First Published: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 15:39

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