Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes
Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes

Facebook told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months.

As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has become a means for politicians and their adversaries to distribute fake news and other propaganda.

Buying Facebook ads can widen the audience for such material, but some of those influence efforts may violate election rules and the company’s policies.

Under pressure from authorities around the world, Facebook last year introduced several initiatives to increase oversight of political ads.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/16/facebook-brings-stricter-ads-rules-to-countries-with-big-2019-votes.html

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