9/11 Terrorist Stars In Facebook Ad

Online advertisers will do anything for clicks, and Facebook will take anybody’s money. A Facebook advertiser decided the best way to grab eyeballs was to put a picture of a 9/11 terrorist in his banner ad. Yep, it’s good ol’ Mohamed Atta, the guy who steered the first plane to crash into the World Trade Center.

I understand that they’re trying to get attention any way they can. After all, you can only get so far with dancing aliens and dancing moms. But I dunno how well the piece works on a conceptual level… I mean, do people really drive cars in hell? If so, they’re probably Toyotas.

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The question is, did they do this on purpose, sort of like the ad of the guy who looks like he lives in a pile of sticks in the woods, or was it auto-grabbed from someone’s profile who was using Mohamed as a profile picture?

(Thanks to Adam!)