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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:10 am

Facebook's ads have been defeated (again) by Adblock Plus work-around
It's a game of cat and mouse: Can Facebook display an ad that can't be blocked

That was quick.

Just two days after Facebook found a way to sneak ads past ad-blocking software, the ad blockers have struck back. Adblock Plus, one of the best-known tools for blocking ads on the internet, claims to have a work-around that can defeat Facebook's advertising.

According to an official Adblock Plus blog post, users of the software can simply add this line of code to their filters to make Facebook's ads go away:

facebook.com##DIV[id^="substream_"] ._5jmm[data-dedupekey][data-cursor][data-xt][data-xt-vimpr="1"][data-ftr="1"][data-fte="1"]

As you'd expect, Facebook isn't too happy about that change. Particularly because -- according to a Facebook representative -- the Adblock software is now filtering out other Facebook content as well.

http://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-adblo ... august-11/
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