• Facebook Just Created a Giant Public Database of Online Political Ads

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Facebook's plan to prevent governments and trolls from interfering with U.S. elections involves showing users more information about political ads.
    The social media giant said Thursday that it would now require that all Facebook and Instagram ads related to elections or political issues must include a "paid for by" disclosure from the advertiser, similar to political ads that run on television. The move is intended to prevent situations akin to the Russian meddling that occurred during the 2016 presidential election, when Kremlin-linked entities disseminated propaganda via Facebook ads...
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  • Twitter unveils new political ad guidelines set to go into effect this summer

    Twitter unveils new political ad guidelines set to go into effect this summer

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Following the unrelenting wave of controversy around Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Twitter announced new guidelines today for political advertisements on the social networking site.
    The policy, which will go into effect this summer ahead of midterm elections, will look towards preventing foreign election interference by requiring organizations to self-identify and certify that they are based in the U.S., this will entail organization registered by the Federal Elections Committee to present their FEC ID, while other orgs will have to present a notarized form, the...
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  • Facebook releases its U.S. political ad archive

    Facebook releases its U.S. political ad archive

    2 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Facebook's new archive for U.S. political ads - created to give users more information about who is advertising on Facebook and who they are trying to target - went live today. The archive was first announced in October. The archive is available to view at facebook.com/politicalcontentads. The archive contains both ads promoting c...
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  • Twitter Plans New Political Ad Restrictions

    Twitter Plans New Political Ad Restrictions

    2 monthes ago - By NY Times

    Changes, including restrictions on who can run political ads, are meant to help prevent foreign manipulation of the midterm elections.
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