Facebook accused of running misleading ads about HIV prevention
Posted On : Thursday, December 12, 2019, 1:59 PM
Facebook's ad policies have been in question for all the wrong reasons. First, we saw the infamous Cambridge Analytica scandal, then there were concerns over fact-checking ads, and now, in another related case, the social network has been accused of running ads that provided false information about HIV prevention drugs. Just recently, as many as 52 LGBTQ, HIV, and public health groups wrote an open letter informing Mark Zuckerberg, the social network's co-founder and CEO, about the misinformation being spread. It said that the site has been showing "factually inaccurate advertisements which suggest negative health effects of Truvada PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)" - an HIV prevention pill.