Signal created targeted ads for Instagram that show the personal data that Facebook collects about you and sells access to.
They were blocked.
@madcap Wow, thanks god I've never touched their services (except for when ther'es Facebook trackers on some other site).
White text on a blue background. Key words in constructions referring to the identity or description of "you" are in darker blue boxes. There's a Signal logo in the bottom right corner.
Text: "You got this ad because you're a newlywed pilates instructor and you're cartoon crazy. This ad used your location to see you're in La Jolla. You're into parenting blogs and thinking about LGBTQ adoption."
re: Image description
@marie_joseph thanks, I always forget to describe the images I post. My bad. I need to pay better attention when posting images.
@SeventhMagpie @madcap @ OCRBot @ fedi dot lynnesbian dot space is:
1) designed specifically for tweets/toots
2) unsupported since the author has left the Fedi, but was announced unsupported even before that
3) supplanted by Mastodon's built-in OCR (in the image caption menu) anyway
It's still a useful tool, but you should prefer the built-in one. If you want to make a point of captioning pictures, hand-written captions are usually better than OCR and friendlier to screen readers than replies.
@marie_joseph OCR doesn't seem to be working on this instance (hackers.town). Or maybe it's the fault of my client app (web/firefox with a bunch of add-ons).
@madcap Somebody should make a new ad account and take up the reins of this project.
Then, when they inevitably get blocked by Facebook, do it again. And again.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.