TEA BREAK POD – GET THOSE ADVERTS OFF MY FEED
We live in an age where social media is both our friend and foe. As the alogrithm gets cleverer we are targeted more and more which can be both brilliant and scary. How many times have you spoken about something only for it to pop up on your insta?
If you are trying and struggling to conceive, the last thing you want is to be seeing adverts that could trigger you and this episode is a brief conversation that Kate and I had with Antonia Roderiguez who I saw post something about this on her instagram and I knew we needed her advice.
Antonia has worked in the privacy space for many years and experienced people talking about their negative experiences of targeted advertising. However, as Antonia tells us there are things that you can do to minimise your exposure to this triggering material……….
- Block certain cookies in your browsers settings
- Click on cookie warning pop-ups and accept only the functional cookies
- Try browsers such as duckduckgo.com where you can be more incognito
- Remove profile categories from social media
Hopefully by you taking control of your settings and more companies making it easier for us all to access and turn off targeted advertising, you’ll start to notice less inappropriate and potentially triggering ads.
Here’s more tips on how you can reduce the amount of targeted advertising you see –
Source: The Fertility Podcast