Facebook prohibits advertising on cryptocurrencies, but some startups have discovered how to get around the blocks.
As an integral part of its efforts to better protect its users (a statement that, in light of what happened with Cambridge Analytica, will make many people turn up their noses) Facebook has a few weeks ago announced that it will no longer allow advertisements promoting cryptographic assets and initial offers of coins (ICO) on their social media platforms.
However, it didn't take long for some marketers to work out how to get around the bans and filtering system on ads of criptovaluta.
Not only. The worst part of it is that the trick put in place is ridiculously simple: all it takes to get around the cryptography ban of a popular platform like Facebook it is in fact avoiding using one of the prohibited terms. And that's why some marketers have started strategically shortening the word "criptovaluta"In" c-currency "- and other similar variants. Some users have already used Reddit to inform operators of this new tactic.
Notice how it is certainly not the first time that Facebook struggles to block cryptocurrency advertisements on their platform after the ban is announced. Already a few days after the company began implementing the new restrictions, it was discovered that some cryptographic ads actually continued to appear on Facebook.
A company spokesman said at the time (early February) that the new "advertising policy" will only begin to take hold on Facebook platforms in the coming weeks. In fact, almost two months have passed since then.
Shortly after the Facebook ban, Google and Twitter also followed suit, revealing their intentions to eliminate crypto ads in the coming months. It remains to be seen whether their filtering systems will be better or less than Facebook's…