Facebook promises more transparency after Russian-bought US-election ads revealed .

Posted on 03. Nov, 2017 by in Uncategorized

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Facebook promises more transparency after Russian-bought US-election ads revealed .
Too much information can be good thing.
Investigations have revealed that over 3,000 political ads on Facebook were paid for by Russians during the last US Presidential election campaign.
Mark Zuckerberg has not only promised to release them all to the investigators, but is making political advertising more transparent on the social media site.
In the US, politicians are required to reveal who is paying for their ads on television, but that’s not the case for adverts placed on social media.
“Going forward… we’re going to bring Facebook to an even higher standard of transparency. Not only will you have to disclose which page paid for an ad, but we will also make it so you can visit an advertiser’s page and see the ads they’re currently running to any audience on Facebook. We will roll this out over the coming months, and we will work with others to create a new standard for transparency in online political ads,” wrote Zuckerberg on his page. Once the roll-out is complete, this will bring a whole new level of transparency in the 2020 race to the White House and in next year’s midterm elections.


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