By | Reuters | 3 months 1 week ago | Tech
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Friday endorsed U.S. legislation to regulate political ads across the internet, a concession to lawmakers days before he is scheduled to testify in two U.S. congressional hearings.
By Hillary Grigonis | Digital Trends | 3 months 1 week ago | Tech
Facebook, Twitter, and Google have testified before Congress on multiple occasions about Russian election ads, and formal charges have been filed. So what do social media users need to know about those ads? We break it down. The post 9 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads appeared first on Digital Trends .
By | Latest news | 3 months 1 week ago | Tech
The change is the latest step Facebook is taking to counter attempts to use the platform to interfere with elections.
By David Lumb | Engadget | 3 months 1 week ago | Tech
Facebook vowed in October it would require electoral advertisers to identify themselves. Now they're expanding that to include anyone who buys an ad about 'issues' -- as in, political topics debated across the country. Anyone advertising in either of...
By Monica Nickelsburg | GeekWire | 3 months 1 week ago | Tech
Social media has become an important tool in political campaigns. (Bigstock Photo) Facebook is introducing stricter rules for advertisers promoting hot-button issues. Starting today, advertisers who want to buy politically-charged ads will need to be authorized by Facebook. To become authorized, an advertiser must confirm their identity and location to Facebook. Last fall, Facebook began requiring...
By Richard Nieva | CNET | 3 months 1 week ago | Tech
The social network is also updating some of its ads policies ahead of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimonies before congress next week.
By Josh Constine | TechCrunch | 3 months 1 week ago | Tech
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By Ashley Carman | The Verge | 3 months 1 week ago | Tech
Facebook advertisers who want to promote their views on key political issues — like abortion and Second Amendment rights — will now have to verify their identity and location, the company announced today. These “issue ads” will also be labeled as “political ads” on the platform, along with information about who’s paying for their existence. The company says artificial intelligence and actual humans...