Various advertisers, companies and brands are focusing on friends of connections by using social ads to promote their Facebook page. These ads appears in newsfeeds such as “RONAK likes Acer”, where we can see that the company ACER is targeting RONAK’s friends for promotion. So, if you have liked any brand’s page, other can infer that you are promoting about that same brand.
To prevent these kinds of promotions and social ads we have to perform some simple sequence of tasks. Actually, facebook doesn’t provide any specific feature to stop that but indeed it provides a privacy feature to prohibit these annoyances. We just have to avail and utilize that facility of facebook.
To protect your name from being used by other brands, following steps are to be followed-
- Go to your “Profile”
- Visit your “About” page
- Scroll to “Likes” section
- Click “Edit” Button (or the pen icon)
- Then choose “Edit Privacy”
- Set the privacy of “Other” and “Interests” to “Only Me”
Now, you are safe from being used by companies to promote their sponsored products or stories via your facebook account’s name.