By Hanna Kozlowska | Quartz | 4 months 2 weeks ago | Business
In the hope of avoiding future foreign meddling in elections, as was seen in 2016 US presidential campaign , Facebook announced today (April 6) some of its most significant efforts to date to boost transparency in political advertising. The moves come before CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before US lawmakers next week over a different scandal. In October, Facebook said it would require advertisers...
By | CNN Money | 4 months 2 weeks ago | Business
Facebook announced Friday that it is introducing new rules for Facebook Pages ? rules that, had they been in place earlier, could have stopped Russian trolls posing as Americans from wreaking havoc on the platform in the lead up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
By | Reuters | 4 months 2 weeks ago | Business
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc backed for the first time on Friday proposed legislation requiring social media sites to disclose the identities of buyers of online political campaign ads and introduced a new verification process for people buying "issue" ads, which have been used to sow discord online.
By Reuters | VentureBeat | 4 months 2 weeks ago | Business
(Reuters) — Facebook 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. Zuckerberg also said Facebook would begin requiring people who want to run ads on the social network addres… Read More
By JACK NICAS | NYT | 4 months 2 weeks ago | Business
Under growing pressure from members of Congress, Facebook said it would require verified identities for candidate or issue-oriented ads.
By John Brandon | Inc.com | 4 months 2 weeks ago | Business
Sheryl Sandberg, the COO at Facebook, on ad-supported services:"We don't have an opt-out at the highest level. That would be a paid product."