Abusive experiences

Abusive experiences are designed to be misleading. An experience is abusive if it meets any of the following conditions: 

  • It auto-redirects the page without user action.
  • It misleads or tricks the user into interacting with it. Examples include ads or other elements that:
    • Resemble system or site warnings or error messages.
    • Simulate messages, dialog boxes, or request notifications.
    • Depict features that do not work.
    • Display a “close” button that does anything other than closing the element when clicked.
    • Take the user to an ad landing page or other content when they click anywhere outside of the user-visible border of the element.
    • Open unexpectedly in a new window when the user clicks a menu or navigation link.
  • It promotes or depicts unidentified or fictitious businesses. Examples include ads or other elements that are missing a company name, branding, and a logo—even if a generic description is included.
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