Facebooks Algorithm Hijacked This $8 Billion Company to Sell Cat Blindfolds

December 7, 2017

Over the past few months, Wish ads have dominated Facebook by hawking bizarre items like hamster leashes, giant human-sized balls of yarn, toenail extenders, mysterious car goo, and a myriad of other strange things for extremely low prices. Thousands of these ads are displayed daily, not only on Facebook itself, but in a plethora of other apps that pull in Facebook ad inventory. Wish ads are so unusual that theyve…