I have read this rumour on many occasions too. So I ran my own very clumsy experiment. I talked about gnomes. Yes you read that right, gnomes.

I spend three days talking to my partner about gnomes whilst my phone was beside me. It is worth mentioning I let her in on the game. Otherwise, I was scared she would have me committed.

Sure enough, the next day adverts for garden gnomes appeared on my feed. Argue your way out of that Mr Zuckerberg.

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