Facebook considering ban on political ads: reports

Source: The Hill - View Original Article
Published: Jul 10, 2020
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96% Liberal


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 96% Liberal:

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96% "That stance has been heavily criticized by lawmakers, civil rights groups and many of Facebook's own employees."
94% "The potential ban is still in the discussion stage and has not been finalized, Bloomberg and The New York Times both reported."
80% "Facebook civil rights audit finds 'serious setbacks' MORE has maintained that Facebook should not be an arbiter of truth."
71% "Removing political ads may slow the spread of misinformation, but it may also hurt political candidates with smaller budgets that can only afford online advertising."
60% "Twitter announced in October it would no longer run political ads, but unlike Facebook the platform was not used much for them in the first place."
51% "Hundreds of thousands of political issue ads are run on Facebook, which gives advertisers tools to target audiences very closely."
-53% "A spokesperson for Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment."
-55% "But CEO and founder Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergHillicon Valley: Pressure mounts on Facebook to rein in hate speech | UK, Australia launch joint investigation into facial recognition firm | Amazon removing Redskins merchandise from site Pressure mounts on Facebook to rein in hate speech"
-62% "Facebook is considering banning political ads on its platforms in the run-up to this year's election, according to multiple Friday reports."
-70% "The social media giant has largely taken a hands-off approach to political advertising on its platforms, even allowing ads with misinformation."


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

96% : That stance has been heavily criticized by lawmakers, civil rights groups and many of Facebook's own employees.
94% : The potential ban is still in the discussion stage and has not been finalized, Bloomberg and The New York Times both reported.
80% : Facebook civil rights audit finds 'serious setbacks' MORE has maintained that Facebook should not be an arbiter of truth.
71% : Removing political ads may slow the spread of misinformation, but it may also hurt political candidates with smaller budgets that can only afford online advertising.
60% : Twitter announced in October it would no longer run political ads, but unlike Facebook the platform was not used much for them in the first place.
51% : Hundreds of thousands of political issue ads are run on Facebook, which gives advertisers tools to target audiences very closely.
47% : A spokesperson for Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
45% : But CEO and founder Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergHillicon Valley: Pressure mounts on Facebook to rein in hate speech | UK, Australia launch joint investigation into facial recognition firm | Amazon removing Redskins merchandise from site Pressure mounts on Facebook to rein in hate speech
38% : Facebook is considering banning political ads on its platforms in the run-up to this year's election, according to multiple Friday reports.
30% : The social media giant has largely taken a hands-off approach to political advertising on its platforms, even allowing ads with misinformation.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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