Facebook to pull ads from pages with sex, violence
SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Facebook Inc said it will no longer allow ads to appear on pages with sexual or violent content, as the online social network moves to appease marketers being associated with objectionable material.
The moves come a month after several businesses pulled their ads from Facebook amid reports of pages on Facebook that promoted violence against women.
Facebook said at the time that it needed to improve its system for flagging and removing content that violated its community standards, which forbid users from posting content about hate-speech, threats and pornography, among other things.
Ads account for roughly 85 per cent of revenue at Facebook, the world's largest social network with 1.1 billion users.