Facebook gets rid of ‘pseudoscience’ ad-targeting category

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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) has removed “pseudoscience” as an option for advertisers who want to target audiences, a category available until this week even as the world’s largest social media network vowed to curb misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.

FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo is reflected in glasses in this picture illustration taken April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/Illustration

The company eliminated this category from its “detailed targeting” list on Wednesday, a Facebook spokeswoman said by phone, after tech news site The Markup showed that it could advertise a post targeting people interested in pseudoscience.

The Markup demonstrated that

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