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Facebook Ads Can Still Be Blocked, Adblock Plus Says

Adblock Plus has come out swinging after Facebook's announcement that it will circumvent ad-blocking technology that's preventing consumers on its desktop site from seeing ads.  "In a blog post on its website, Adblock Plus outlined instructions for its users to tweak their ad-blocking software to once again begin blocking Facebook ads, and included a screenshot it said proves its software can still provide an ad-free Facebook," according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The post stated: "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." Ironically, Adblock Plus conceded that Facebook could still “re-circumvent” its ad blocker at any time, however, describing it as a cat-and-mouse game, according to the Journal report.

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