As Facebook gets ready to go public, the eyes of the world will become even more focused on the Menlo Park-based social network.
That's just partly why Friday's report of an insurance advertisement on Facebook featuring the face of 9/11 terrorist Mohamed Atta is not the type of publicity the site wants ahead of its initial public offering.
Atta's face reportedly appeared on the site as part of an ad selling car insurance. The ad appeared on the right hand side of some users' profiles and it read "Important: Drivers in Texas Who Drive Less than 35 Miles a Day Read This."
The text was alongside a Texas driver's license with Atta's picture on it, which was actually originally taken from his Florida's driver's license.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the ad did appear on the site and told NBC Bay Area that the ad indeed violates the company's advertising policies and that it has been since taken down.
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