I'm getting annoyed by Facebook reels, sponsored posts, and other elements on Facebook, desiring a means to control them. The most powerful way to control what content appears on Facebook appears to be the Fluff Busting Purity extension. It's an extension designed to customize the appearance of Facebook by removing certain elements, such as reels or sponsored posts. However, according to Wikipedia, Facebook (not surprisingly) hasn't taken too kindly to it in the past, banning the creator in 2012. Wikipedia cites The Next Web as a source, which brings up section 3.11 of the Facebook terms as the likely text at issue:
“You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of Facebook, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or other Facebook functionality.”
The Next Web also adds:
On the surface, it seems Facebook is well within its rights to shut down the user’s account for violating its ToS, but the developer of the extension / script has a point when he – or she – says a browser add-on does not require an API key or license to access Facebook’s services by design.
While the creator of the extension may have been banned, I discovered that the page for the app itself is alive and well:
Would I be violating Facebook's terms if I used F.B. Purity?
Here is the developer's response: https://www.fbpurity.com/news/important-news-facebooks-legal-team-have-told-me-i-am-banned-from-facebook-because-of-f-b-purity/