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, or do not work as intended.
- 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.