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ffatty  ·  165 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Cal Newport on Why We'll Look Back at Our Smartphones Like Cigarettes

What does everyone think of rumors that messenger targets advertisements based on private conversations?

Facebook denies it but there's a lot of anecdotes (my own included) and experiments on YouTube that say otherwise

veen  ·  165 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think it very often looks that way because lookalike audiences have gotten really good. The real issue is that many, many websites have some analytics connection to Facebook, so ads have a lot of data to target you with.