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You’ve got to check out the weird list of stuff that Facebook thinks you like

Prepare to be surprised.

Feb 29, 2020, 8:31 am*

Internet Culture

 

Miles Klee

Hi there. My name is Miles Klee, and my hobbies include straight whiskey, dental floss, oyster, vulture, and anarchism.

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That’s according to my ad preferences on Facebook, anyway. The social media network explains that they “show you ads based on things we think you care about. Your preferences include information from your profile as well as actions you take on and off Facebook.”

Yet as hard as Mark Zuckerberg and company have tried to figure out all your personal preferences—and as often as they nail them—some of Facebook’s ad targeting seems a bit… wide of the mark.

https://twitter.com/laptopmnky/status/722064356654071808

https://twitter.com/JeffLandale/status/722064684090843138

https://twitter.com/user24/status/722073906086023168

https://twitter.com/wesleyverhoeve/status/722070899671896069

https://twitter.com/ConnorFinnegan/status/722063663406956545

https://twitter.com/daniesux/status/712306123391500288

https://twitter.com/DadJokeCinema/status/706278120651923456

https://twitter.com/trianajade/status/697687355809878016

Want to see what Facebook’s got on you? Click right here. It’s also worth noting that you can delete any topics you don’t like.

And if these lists don’t shed any light on the commercial content you’ve been seeing lately, it’s always worth asking about the specific ad itself.

Isn’t capitalism the best?

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*First Published: Apr 18, 2016, 6:08 pm