how can I block *every* presence of gambling websites on Facebook that is trying to pull a problematic grandparent back into gambling again? Open | Networking
I have a grandmother who is very old but she’s still able to use computers. Facebook has been the only outlet for her social life and since I’ve taught her how to use it, she’s been able to reconnect with old friends and go to events.
However, Facebook has been incredibly insidious promoting gambling related pages to her. My grandmother has had a long history of gambling and being an immigrant with limited use of English, her only source of support has been her family.
We’ve been able to curb her addiction for awhile but now it’s coming back full force. We noticed that especially during weekends, her Facebook feed on iOS is constantly advertising to her to back to the casino.
I blocked the local Facebook page, but it doesn’t stop their ads from appearing on her timeline. I have piHole installed network wide but even that doesn’t help because Facebook seems to have ways to circumventing this.
- I can’t take Facebook away from her.
- i can't make her use another mobile device. iOS is good for a reason and that is easy UX for old, non tech people
- the exposure is mostly on mobile
- i cannot uninstall the facebook app on her phone
- i use pihole already. it cannot block facebook ads
I’m just so incredibly frustrated at how pervasive this platform is and how unregulated casino advertising is specifically targeting problematic gamblers.
I understand that she needs help, but my goal here is to also reduce the visual temptations from her with all the advertising.