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See how you can control the gambling related content you see on Facebook by controlling the ads you see.
Published: 28 September 2020
Last updated: 21 May 2021
This version was printed or saved on: 2 December 2023
Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/public-and-players/guide/controlling-gambling-related-content-you-see-on-facebook
Overview: The ads you click, the Pages and posts you like, the websites you visit and the apps you use all influence the ads you see on Facebook. For example, if you like Pages related to gambling, you may see more ads about gambling.
Facebook provides you with a number of tools to control the ads you see in your Newsfeed. By following our tips in this guide, you can control your Facebook experience by choosing what gambling related content you can and can’t see.
Hide ads by opening the menu in the upper right-hand corner of an ad and select Hide ad. This won’t change how many ads you see, but it will make the ones you see more relevant.
From the same menu you can select ‘Why am I seeing this ad?’ to hide all ads from that advertiser.
Finally, the Ad Preferences tool gives you further control over what influences the ads you see.
There are several different sections in Ad Preferences which you can explore.
Facebook wants the ads you see to be as interesting and useful to you as possible. Keep in mind that Facebook doesn’t share information that personally identifies you or can be used to contact you (name, email address etc.) unless you give them permission.