Recently, there has been a surge of sexually explicit ads on Facebook. These ads have raised concerns about the safety of the platform.

I myself have seen these ads more frequently, and I have been disturbed by their content. Some of the ads have been outright pornographic, while others have been more suggestive. All of them have been inappropriate for a platform that is used by children and teenagers.

I also observed sponsored ads of a video-calling app that featured women in compromising positions. This has sparked discussions about the need for responsible content curation and the potential consequences for user trust.

Advertisers can’t run ads that contain adult content, such as nudity and depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.

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Last week, I reported an ad on Facebook that I found to be sexually explicit. I received a notification from Facebook today saying that the ad had been removed because it violated the platform’s advertising standards.

Facebook has taken some steps to address the problem. The company has said that it is working to remove sexually explicit ads and that it has banned some advertisers who have repeatedly violated its policies. However, the ads continue to appear, and it is clear that Facebook is not doing enough to stop them.

A few months ago, a Reddit user reported seeing sexually explicit ads on Facebook Reels. The user was concerned about why such ads were appearing on a platform that is used by children and teenagers.

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A fellow Reddit user has also reported seeing pornographic ads on their timeline.

The problem of sexually explicit ads on Facebook is a serious one. These ads can be harmful to children and teenagers, and they can also make people feel uncomfortable. Facebook needs to do more to address this problem, and it needs to do it sooner rather than later.

We have reached out to Facebook regarding this issue and have not yet received a response.