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One way to promote condoms

Olla Condoms sent Facebook users unsolicited friend requests from their yet-to-be-born sons — but is was a violation of Facebook policy.



As reported by Mashable:

The promo video for the “Unexpected Babies” campaign from Brazilian agency Age Isobar details the ad’s concept: Take a male user’s name, create a new profile using that name with “Jr.” tacked on the end, and send a friend request to the unsuspecting user. When he visits his virtual son’s profile, he sees a condom ad from Brazil-based Olla.

Facebook, however, expressly forbids fake profiles. The condom ad campaign appears to violate several policies found under “Registration and Account Security” in Facebook’s Terms. And Facebook’s Help Center even has a section to report fake accounts that “list a fake name” or “don’t represent a real person.”

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  • Nicole Schuman
    February 28, 2012

    Wow! It’s very surprising promotion though it’s a bit offending. It will surely get the interest of people. But it really violates facebook policies.

    • Rose37
      March 9, 2012

      Hi Nichole,
      I don’t think it will bring a bad image or influence to our friends in Facebook, because its a great way for sharing a huge awareness to all…

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