More and more small businesses are setting up a Business Page on Facebook. So you've gone to the trouble of setting up a page and then find out that it is targeted with annoying messages and irritating advertisements. We know first hand about that, because Mine Your Own Business sometimes gets some very stange, meaningless, or irritating comments. Currently we have to watch for comments on a daily basis and delete any junk comments.
Facebook is aware of this problem and has come out with a new automatic spam filtering system to help you keep the problem under control. The article Facebook Moves to Eliminate Spam on Business Pages gives the details on how this new system works and even gives you some images to better illustrate how it works. The final part of the article provides some things to watch for as you use this new tool and only time will tell how effective it will be, but at the very least it is a start in the ongoing battle with the spammers.