How to minimise targeted ads on social media: Facebook

Facebook has been in the news over the past few years for failing to protect users’ data (here are some examples). Facebook can be an important tool in facilitating democracy and provides the potential to spread messages and ideas around the globe. For these reasons, it’s not possible for some people to simply stop using Facebook. However, the company continues to struggle to prove itself worthy of our trust and capable of complying modern privacy laws and expectations.

1. Go to facebook.com and log in

1. Go to facebook.com and log in

2. Click Settings

2. Click Settings

3. Click Ads

3. Click Ads

4. Click on Ad Settings (Link when logged in)

4. Click on Ad Settings (Link when logged in)

5. Click on each section and mark Not Allowed

5. Click on each section and mark Not Allowed