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US election: Facebook gives users some control over how they see political ...

01 January, 2020 10:34 pm 10:34 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was making some changes to its approach to political ads, including allowing users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools, but the updates stop far short of critics’ demands and what rival companies have pledged to do. The world’s biggest social network has vowed to curb … Read More

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Twitter tightens bans on political ads and causes ahead of 2020 US election

11 November, 2019 8:34 am 8:34 am

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said its political advertising ban will include references to political candidates or legislation, and it will not allow ads that advocate for a certain outcome on social and political causes. The popular social media site, which first announced its political ads ban last month, had not previously provided details on the … Read More

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International committee calls for pause on false political ads online

11 November, 2019 8:36 am 8:36 am

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An international “grand committee” of lawmakers called on Thursday for a pause on online micro-targeted political ads with false or misleading information until the area is regulated. The committee, formed to investigate disinformation, gathered in Dublin to hear evidence from Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google and other experts … Read More

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Facebook sales grow as users tick up; Zuckerberg defends political ads

10 October, 2019 10:35 am 10:35 am

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc reported an uptick in users in lucrative markets and its third straight rise in quarterly sales growth, but the company’s controversial political ads stole the limelight when CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to analysts. Shares rose about 4.5% after hours to $196.64. That put the shares on track to eclipse their record … Read More

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Twitter to ban political ads in apparent swipe at Facebook

10 October, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twitter Inc will ban political advertising on its platform next month, the company’s chief executive said, a move that won praise from Democrats and scorn from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally,” said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a statement here … Read More

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Facebook, Google distributed political ads on election day: Russia

09 September, 2019 3:22 am 3:22 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday’s regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity, said Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor. “Such actions can be seen as interference in Russia’s sovereign affairs and hindering the conduct of democratic elections in the Russian Federation”, the watchdog said on … 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