Sponsored posts on Facebook

Update September 2020: We're continuing to fight the good fight against sponsored posts on Facebook! For more information on what we're doing and what we hope to achieve, check out this post on our blog.

Please keep in mind that Facebook is an enormous company with multiple teams devoted to ad blocking circumvention. We always do our best to block as much as we can on sites like Facebook, but it's not always possible with 100% accuracy. Even with AdBlock enabled, you will see some sponsored posts. We'll continue fighting the good fight, and in the meantime, make sure your filter lists are up-to-date so that you get the latest updates and releases.


Update Filter Lists

AdBlock filter lists update automatically each time you open your browser (unless you've disabled this setting). If you notice your filter lists are out of date, you can manually update them. If you used AdBlock's "block an ad on this page" wizard to hide sponsored posts, you should remove your manual blocks. They might make the filter lists less effective.

Here's how to refresh your filter lists and remove any manual blocks on Facebook:

  1. Click the AdBlock button in the browser toolbar and select the gear icon .
  2. On the Filter Lists tab, click Update Now. Wait for the filter lists to refresh.
  3. On the Customize tab in the box under "Manually edit your filters," look for any lines of text that contain "facebook." If there are none, or if the box is empty, skip to the final step. If the box contains any lines with the word "facebook," click Edit, delete the line of text, and click Save.
  4. Reload the Facebook page.


Additional Options

For more Facebook blocking options, see this article: Blocking annoying things on Facebook (that aren't ads).


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