Facebook, Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has itself in a public scuffle with an encrypted messaging service known as Signal. The communications app stages a “fight” against Facebook, citing that the world’s largest social media platform turned to Twitter to block a critical ad campaign. Facebook happens to be the company that owns Twitter.
Signal explains its move
Signal planned to use the ad campaign to show Twitter users some information that Facebook doesn’t want on the loose. The non-profit outlines that Instagram and its parent company have constantly staged fights against all efforts targeted at unveiling how they collect and use user data.
Signal gave out a statement recently, showing how it had moved about successfully in developing the multi-variant targeted ad that Facebook blocked. It condemned Facebook’s data collection act and the sale of such data.
Facebook and Signal’s dispute
Facebook dismissed Signal’s claims as untruthful, citing that Signal didn’t even attempt to ruin the ads. The company distances itself from the claims that it blocked Signal’s ads at any point, an assertion that spark about confession to the general public.
Facebook’s advertising policies could have been rather difficult for Signal. For example, Facebook doesn’t accommodate ads showing one as having some particular sexual orientation or medical condition, and that would have “knocked” Signal off- balance. Facebook asserts that Signal knows about this regulation.
Facebook downplays the assertion that Signal’s main interest was to run the ads and instead refers to the non-profit as a party that sought out publicity.
Signal didn’t let Facebook’s perspective sink. It took to Twitter and dismissed Facebook’s line of defense, citing that it had tried to run the ads. It blames Facebook for frustrating its efforts by disabling its ad account. Signal presented some screenshots to show Facebook’s malicious moves.
A Facebook spokesperson known as Joe Osborne took to Twitter on Wednesday in defense of the social media company. Osborne dismissed the screenshots, citing that they weren’t current. The spokesperson disclosed that the screenshots had been taken back in March when Facebook disabled the Signals account for unrelated reasons. Facebook disabled the account because of a payments-related scuffle.