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# **Facebook** (fbcdn.net)
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> “fbcdn.net is a domain owned by Facebook that is used as a domain for serving static content such as photos from a CDN.” – [Source](https://en.wiki-domains.net/wiki/fbcdn.net)
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## Ethical design violations
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(Learn more about [Ethical Design](https://ind.ie/ethical-design).)

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  * Tracker

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  * Web bug
  * Aggressive
  * Doorslam
  * Clickbait
  * Fingerprint
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## Decentralised alternatives

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Decentralised, free and open alternatives that adhere closer to the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design):
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  * Embed copies of content on your own sites instead of using the official widgets. This will also help decentralise the web.
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## Block rule

Although the content itself is allowed to load, we block cookies to make sure that it does not track people.

```mson
- trigger:
	- url-filter: fbcdn.net
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	- load-type: third-party
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	- unless-domain: fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net
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- action:
	- type: block-cookies
```

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<!-- Other Facebook URLs, for possible troubleshooting: facebook.com, upload.facebook.com, pixel.facebook.com, www.facebook.com, 3-edge-chat.facebook.com -->

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## Prevalence

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**Epidemic:** found on 6.9% of surveyed sites (323 instances observed).
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## Notes

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  * [Facebook CDN is used when photos are embedded as content on other sites](http://allfacebooktipsntricks.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-is-fbcdnnet-in-facebook-url.html).