No, Facebook Is Not Listening to Conversations and Targeting Ads

By glsoane@adage.com (Garett Sloane)


An AdAge editor was sure Facebook was spying on her private online conversations in Slack, where she’d recently mentioned to a colleague a high-school friend she hadn’t thought about for years.

The next day the high school friend sent her a Facebook friend request.

Had the friend been served a suggestion by Facebook based on the editor’s conversation in Slack? That creepy feeling that Facebook must have tapped the conversation was the same one many Facebook users claim to have experienced.

An AdAge editor was sure Facebook was spying on her private online conversations in Slack, where she’d recently mentioned to a colleague a high-school friend she hadn’t thought about for years.

The next day the high school friend sent her a Facebook friend request.

Had the friend been served a suggestion by Facebook based on the editor’s conversation in Slack? That creepy feeling that Facebook must have tapped the conversation was the same one many Facebook users claim to have experienced.

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