Facebook is pushing a new alert on user newsfeeds that invites to check out how they make money.
The message states:
Ever wonder how Facebook makes money?
This message links to a dedicated section on their website that tries to clarify how Facebook ads are designed to run and how they are not in invasion of user privacy.
Facebook faces intense criticism for using user’s personal information for selling ads. The company tries to dispel the rumors.
Some of the key points:
No. Facebook does not sell your personal information. Instead, Facebook makes its money from showing you ads.
Your name or profile picture might appear alongside certain types of ads and sponsored stories.
Businesses want to get their message in front of the right people. They pay Facebook to deliver ads to people who might be interested – whether or not those people click on the ads.