FOX Sports says it is removing “sms advertising” and “airtel” sms advertisements from its mobile app in response to a petition from people concerned about the use of their phones for unsolicited sms ads.
In a statement released on Thursday, Fox Sports said: “While we have removed all of the ads and no-one has been affected by them, we understand the concerns some of you may have.”
The intent behind this is to provide a safe environment for our users and to ensure we are delivering the best content to our audience.
“The ads were being used by people using an app called “Skype for Business”, which allows people to communicate and share business, personal and professional matters in the same room.
The company said it had made the decision after the petition was launched, and because of “unacceptable content and usage practices”.”
While the app has been around since September 2015, the move is only the latest in a series of actions taken by Fox Sports to remove “smtads” and other targeted ads from its app.”
As we said before, our intention is not to target or harass anyone, but we have always made it clear to anyone using Skype for Business that we will not take part in any adverts.”
While the app has been around since September 2015, the move is only the latest in a series of actions taken by Fox Sports to remove “smtads” and other targeted ads from its app.
It said the “smhads” were being removed in a “tough decision”.
“While we understand people’s concerns about the content and privacy implications of using this feature, it is not something we have ever wanted to remove from our platform,” the spokesperson said.
“In fact, we think it’s a positive and important addition to the app.”
The petition has been signed by more than 12,000 people and is currently at more than 5,000 signatures.
Fox Sports has been criticised in recent months for its use of the “Skypes” service.
It has recently been criticised for its “smokes” advertisements which targeted people using smartphones and computers to send unsolicited messages.