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No Bitcoins, no sex, and no grammatical mistakes, says Facebook

In his recent advertising policy, Facebook has banned all the ads promoting Cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The company has taken this decision to prevent people from advertising financial products and services which is misleading and deceptive.

But, this is not the only thing banned by the company. The ban on Cryptocurrencies is just the recent verdict. There are 28 other kinds of “Prohibited Content” categories in Facebook’s ad guidelines. Here’s a list of ads Facebook doesn’t want.



Cigarettes, fake cigarettes, hookahs and rolling papers are among the list of banned content on Facebook.



Marijuana is allowed on each and every wall of Facebook’s home state of California and other parts of the U.S., but not on Facebook’s wall. And, so are other drugs.

Weapons, ammunition or explosives


Weapons are one such advertisement banned by Facebook.

Adult content

adult content

People who aren’t wearing a lot of clothes advertising exercised content or bed linens are okay. But, people who aren’t wearing a lot of clothes are not.

Sensational content


Facebook doesn’t even like “shocking, sensational, disrespectful or excessively violent content.”

Misleading or false content

misleading ads

Learn to Lose Belly Fat is okay but Lose All Your Belly Fat in 30 days is not.

Controversial content

controversial content

The content that exploits controversial political or social issues for commercial purposes is also banned on the platform.

Surveillance equipment

spy cam

No, no. No spy cams, mobile phone trackers or other hidden surveillance equipment is allowed.

Grammar and profanity

wrong grammar

Strangely, Facebook has also prohibited Ads with bad grammar and punctuation.

Nonexistent functionality

nonexistence functionality

According to Facebook norms, you cannot show the advertisement or images that portray non-existent functionality.

Personal health


“Ad content must not imply or attempt to generate negative self-perception in order to promote diet, weight loss, or other health-related products.” this is what the company wants.

Spyware or malware


This needs no details. Totally, agreed.

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