Thanks to an update to Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, there will be one less place for advertisers to encroach onto your private life: your friends’ news feeds.
You also won’t have to worry about being pitched multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes—or at least if you are pitched, you can remind the poster that he’s breaking Facebook’s rules.
From PC Magazine:
“You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain (such as selling your status update to an advertiser),” reads a new addition to the registration and account security section.
The new rules also ban unlawful multi-level marketing like pyramid schemes, as well as giveaways, sweepstakes, or contests that are conducted without the consent of Facebook.
We guess Facebook feels like if it can’t figure out a way to make money off of your updates, you won’t be able to either. Considering how annoying it would be to see advertiser-based messages mixed into a Facebook news feed, we’re not exactly upset by the ban.