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Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

11 November, 2019 10:23 am 10:23 am

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google will stop giving advertisers the ability to target election ads using data such as public voter records and general political affiliations, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday. The move coincides with pressure on social media platforms over their handling of political advertising ahead of the US presidential … Read More


Facebook tightens rules for US political advertisers ahead of 2020 election

08 August, 2019 7:53 am 7:53 am

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is tightening its political advertisement rules in the United States, it said on Wednesday, requiring new disclosures for its site and photo-sharing platform Instagram ahead of the US presidential election in November 2020. The social media giant is introducing a “confirmed organization” label for U.S. political advertisers who show government-issued credentials … Read More

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Facebook will ban ads that tell people in US not to vote

07 July, 2019 9:27 am 9:27 am

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc will ban ads that discourage people from voting ahead of the 2020 US presidential election, according to its second annual Civil Rights Audit published on Sunday. Facebook pledged to put its new “don’t vote” policy prohibition into effect in the fall, before the 2019 US elections on November 5, Chief Operating … Read More

Trump, Obama tout clashing visions of US as elections near

11 November, 2018 9:36 am 9:36 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Barack Obama made duelling election appearances , offering sharply different views on the country’s problems but agreeing on the high stakes for voters in the final 48 hours of a tight campaign. With opinion polls showing dozens of tight US congressional and gubernatorial races in Tuesday’s election, … Read More