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Ads for face masks still appear on Facebook despite company's pledge to ban them

Donie O'Sullivan and Oliver Darcy

Published: March 19, 2020

Publication: CNN

New York (CNN Business)Advertisements for face masks continue to appear on Facebook (FB) almost two weeks after the company pledged to ban marketing for the medical gear hospitals are in dire need of.

That is according to research compiled by two consumer groups, the Coalition for a Safer Web and Digital Citizens Alliance.
Public officials have said the advertisements contribute to the nationwide shortage of face masks which are essential for medical professionals to have as they treat people for the novel coronavirus.
Facebook pledged on March 6 that it would forbid advertisements for masks, promising that it would "begin to enforce this change over the next few days."

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