Facebook Doesn't Like Ad-Blocking, Feed Cleaning Greasemonkey Scripts

Want to get rid of application spam from your news feed? The “Fluff Busting Purity” (originally called “Facebook Purity”) Greasemonkey script cleans all the applications from your feed. However Facebook is going after the developers behind the application, after a failed attempt to shut them down for trademark infringement. On the application’s Facebook Page, the developers have cleaned up their promotions as to not infringe on Facebook intellectual rights.

Now the page refers to the application as “Fluff Busting Purity” or “F*** B*** Purity”. Clearly the starts are an attempt to let the user use their imagination to determine that the application is referring to “Face Book”. Anyways, these types of greasemonkey scripts are not exactly a new thing. Back in 2007, we wrote about Facebook Greasemonkey hacks which provided basic functionality, however none of them appeared to have an impact on Facebook’s business model.