I released an FBP update v35.2.1 that attempted to fix hiding sponsored posts for those people who that function isnt currently working. I initially released it as a test version via the fbp dev/test page at fb.com/puritytest and initial user reports seemed positive, though there weren’t many testers available, but as it seemed to be working ok, i decided to go ahead with a full release. This turned out to be a big mistake, as it turned out to have some serious bugs in it (causing the newsfeed to go blank, and repeatedly processing the same posts). When i realised my mistake I quickly rolled back the code to the previous version, and published v35.2.2 with the bad code removed. Although the browser companies had quickly approved the previous update v35.2.1 unfortunately they have been a lot slower to approve the rolled back version, probably due to it being the weekend now.
v35.2.2 is now available for all versions of FBP (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Edge and GM Script) and your extension or script should autoupdate at some point, or you can also manually update it, via your script manager dashboard or your browser’s extensions management page, if you know how.
Please note that v35.2.2 won’t fix hiding the sponsored posts (and newsfeed filtering in general), if you are one of the people who it wasnt working for previously, which according to the poll in the previous post seems to be approximately a third of the total number of fbp users. I will need to work on it some more to get it fixed for those people. Also please note, I am getting a lot of people reporting the “Zap the ads” function is not working, this is correct, its no longer working because it was designed to work with the older version of Facebooks sponsored post code, the “Zap the ads” function is now obsolete, and should not be used.
In other news, Facebook are pressuring Google to remove FBP from the Chrome webstore. They are claiming trademark violations, so I will need to investigate that and see if i can stop them, google have given me 5 days to sort it out, which is not very long, and they do not give any way to appeal once the 5 days is up, and the other party is not satisfied. Also the email i received with the complaint is not very clear as to exactly what their problem is. So will have to investigate further.
Anyway hope that clears up some of the confusion with the latest version of FBP.
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