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Facebook Vowed to Probe Shady Anti-Abortion Ads. It Just Ran More.

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Facebook is continuing to run ads for so-called “abortion pill reversal” a week after a report showed it had raked in more than $100,000 for advertising the unproven medical procedure.

Data from the Facebook Ad library shows the tech company allowed three ads from the anti-abortion group Live Action to run in the week after the report was published; all of them claimed that “it is possible to reverse the abortion pill.” As The Daily Beast has previously reported, “abortion pill reversal” is a dubious method that has not been approved by the FDA and has been condemned by major medical groups including the American College of Gynecologists and Obstretricians.

A report from the nonprofit Center for Countering Digital Hate published last week found Facebook had received between $115,400 and $140,667 in the last year and a half for ads promoting the unproven procedure, which had been seen between 16.2 and 18.4 million times. Twelve hours after The Daily Beast first published that report,........

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