Origin Kebabs just wanted to let its followers know that four of its Queensland stores now accept bitcoin as a form of payment. Facebook wasn’t having it and blocked the Aussie restaurant from advertising on the social media platform. Someone might want to tell Mark Zuckerberg before he launches his own FaceCoin or they could find themselves in an awkward spot.
They pointed to an alert in which Facebook took issue with the ad promoting “financial products and services such as…initial coin offerings that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.” Origin Kebabs is not an ICO.
The alert goes on to say: “For ads that promote cryptocurrency and related products and services, the advertiser must first receive our prior written permission.”