Facebook puts Unauthorized Dating Service ads on Philly Streets
If you have been around Center City lately, you might have noticed all of those Facebook Dating advertisements stuck to the ground!
You have probably heard by now that Facebook launched its own dating service called "Facebook Dating". Similar to apps like Tinder and Bumble, Facebook Dating allows you to fish for future partners or spouses or even temporary hookups.
Well much to city officials surprise, someone placed ads for this dating service without permission. No one knows who exactly did this and why given they are not sanctioned by the city. When asked how the sidewalk ads got there, the city’s deputy communications director, Kelly Cofrancisco, said "We all saw these on social media today and have the same questions too!”
Normally the standard procedure to do something like this would be to go through a lengthy approval process that involves the Art Commission. However, no record of Facebook going through this process exists.
So in the end, Facebook has to remove these signs. If they fail to do so the Streets Department will do so and charge a fee for removal.