Ad blockers find a way to block Facebook ads

Two days ago we broke it to you that Facebook had taken “the dark path,” and decided to start forcing ad-blocking users to see ads on its desktop site. We promised that the open source community would have a solution very soon, and, frankly, they’ve beaten even our own expectations. A new filter was added to the main EasyList about 15 minutes ago.

Remember, Facebook said it was going to force ads to ad-blocking users. They already figured out a way around it. Let the games begin.



  • James Hughes

    Change the way ads are presented and make a point of it, Like Jim has done here with ads from the deck. Otherwise this’ll just get worse instead of better. Which is exactly whats going to happen anyway.

    I am not on Facebook often, only because some relatives wanted to contact me for a re-union, but to be honest, when I am I don’t really find the ads that intrusive.

    • Mo

      I’m, sadly, on Facebook every day, and I need to spend a bit of time reestablishing Social Fixer’s abilities.

      • James Hughes

        I wasn’t aware of Social Fixer, so I looked it up. I can certainly see using it if I were on Facebook more often. Are you on there because of relatives?

        • Mo

          More like “friends who I consider family” than “blood relations.” People who I wish lived closer.

  • MacsenMcBain

    I hardly ever look at Facebook- their selective policies re: “community standards” are reprehensible. I avoid the site in protest.