Facebook now weighs your opinions on which ads are good and bad
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Facebook today announced some changes to its ad platform that give users a say into which ads do or don’t get shown to other users. The social network has for years offered little buttons to let you “hide” specific ads, but now, Facebook will give users the opportunity to say why they’ve hidden something. These choices range from “This ad’s not relevant to me” to “This ad is spam” and even glitches like “I keep seeing this ad.” If Facebook keeps hearing that one ad is offensive or irrelevant, it will show it to fewer users.