In order to pacify some of the more brand-conscious advertisers out there, Facebook has decided to start reviewing pages with questionable content and removing ads from those pages. This is generally content that more conservative folks could consider offensive, such as adult conversations, violent content, semi-sexual photos or sex-toy pages.
Facebook had reported been talking about making their rules a bit stricter and removing those pages, but in their statement, made it clear that they were wanting to preserve the freedom of sharing information.
This comes after an issue last month when several advertisers pulled out of advertising from Facebook when pages that condoned violence against women were reported in the news.
As the advertisers pointed out, they didn’t want to see their brand associated with that content. In response Facebook added new rules banning overtly violent pages that promoted violence against women and allowed for a new way of reporting this content.
Facebook in their statement also made it clear that they do not allow any sort of nudity, pornography, hate-speech, threats and bullying on their site and would always remove that content.