Opened on 12/06/2017 at 06:22:14 AM

Closed on 01/29/2018 at 03:09:55 PM

#6165 closed defect (rejected)

AdblockPlus Facebook Annoyances Blockers no longer work?

Reported by: unblocked Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Platform Keywords:
Cc: hfiguiere, sebastian, kzar, arthur Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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OS: Windows 10
Browser: Firefox 56.0.2 64-bit (but same problem with Firefox 57)
Adblock Plus version: 3.0.1
Enabled Filter lists:

  • EasyPrivacy+EasyList
  • facebook annoyances blocker
  • Message "seen" Remover for Facebook

(i had additional filters running previously, but i disabled them in case the cause of the problem was a conflict they were causing)

How to reproduce

I don't think i know what this means...

Observed behaviour

Nearly all facebook annoyances had been successfully blocked for me for many months, but now they have all suddenly returned. Including ads and "suggestions" in the both the sidebar and newsfeed.
This occurred suddenly after I upgraded to Firefox 57 (Quantum). But i disliked many other things about Firefox 57 too, so i downgraded back to the previous release 56.0.2, but it made no difference! All the previously blocked "facebook annoyances" are still there!

Expected behaviour

Until a couple weeks ago, nearly ALL "facebook annoyances" had been successfully blocked for many months, thanks to the "Block all facebook annoyances" list at (from
Now they have all returned. The expected behavior i'd like to see is for them all to be blocked again.

Attachments (1)

fb ads.jpg (53.8 KB) - added by unblocked on 12/06/2017 at 06:23:41 AM.
Screengrab of some of the FB sidebar ads that were previously blocked but have now returned with a vengence.

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Change History (7)

Changed on 12/06/2017 at 06:23:41 AM by unblocked

Screengrab of some of the FB sidebar ads that were previously blocked but have now returned with a vengence.

comment:1 Changed on 12/06/2017 at 08:16:28 AM by unblocked

Description edit, re: "How to reproduce":

Go to
Log on with any facebook account.
Note the multiple ads and "suggested groups" and "marketplace" offers in the sidebar and newsfeed (see attached screen capture:

Last edited on 12/06/2017 at 08:18:05 AM by unblocked

comment:2 Changed on 12/08/2017 at 11:29:10 AM by kzar

  • Cc hfiguiere sebastian kzar added
  • Component changed from Unknown to Platform
  • Platform changed from Firefox to Unknown / Cross platform

Hubert please could you see if you can reproduce this as described and help me triage this issue? I figure it could be related to your work with the #?# filters.

comment:3 Changed on 12/08/2017 at 01:32:30 PM by hfiguiere

The "suggested groups" aren't handled by the filters ; I believe this is a deliberate choice from the filter authors. I believe it the same for the marketplace too, but I never get these (with or without Adblock Plus).

comment:4 Changed on 12/08/2017 at 02:02:45 PM by arthur

  • Cc arthur added
  • Sensitive unset

comment:5 Changed on 12/12/2017 at 10:16:17 AM by arthur

Try refreshing your filters and see if it's being removed now.

comment:6 Changed on 01/29/2018 at 03:09:55 PM by kzar

  • Resolution set to rejected
  • Status changed from new to closed

Sounds like a filter issue. Let me know if that didn't help after all and I can reopen.

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