Signal tries to show how much data Facebook collects, gets banned from the platform instead

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Facebook and Signal have been in a battle ever since the former decided to alter WhatsApp's privacy policy to collect and share data with Facebook. This move saw users ditch WhatsApp in favour of apps like Telegram and Signal, forcing Facebook to delay the enforcement of its new privacy terms.

Soon after that, Signal decided to take the battle directly to Facebook but was shot down in the process. In a new blog post, Signal claims that it decided to run a series of honest ads showcasing the amount of data Facebook collects from its users. Instead, Facebook decided to disable Signal's ad account even before the ads reached it target audience.

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