The secure messenger Signal developed targeted ads for Instagram, which told what data Facebook (it owns Instagram and WhatsApp) collects about its users. Facebook has blocked Signal ad account.
As part of the advertising campaign, Signal presented several slides with data on who is intended for this or that advertising on Facebook and what data the social network collects and sells access to it. In particular, Facebook can receive information about the work, location and interests of users, according to a press release from Signal.
“An ad simply displays some of the information gathered about the user that the ad platform uses. Facebook did not like this idea, “- said in Signal. The messenger published a print screen from his Facebook account, where it says that the account and all its advertisements have been blocked.