Facebook's final word on political ads: No changes to microtargeting but more control for users

Source: NBC News - View Original Article
Published: Jan 21, 2020
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57% Liberal


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Sentiments

97% "Instead, Facebook announced that it will expand transparency around political ads and give its users more control over the ads they see.""
82% "In that time, Twitter banned political ads altogether, while Google announced changes to how ads can be microtargeted to users.""
77% "Facebook's approach to political ads reflects its larger view on its role in elections.""
65% "The decision comes after the company endured more than three months of criticism from Democratic politicians and activists over its decision not to fact-check ..."
64% "Through extensive outreach and consultations we heard about the importance of these tools for reaching key audiences from a wide range of NGOs, non-profits, ..."


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

97% : Instead, Facebook announced that it will expand transparency around political ads and give its users more control over the ads they see.
82% : In that time, Twitter banned political ads altogether, while Google announced changes to how ads can be microtargeted to users.
77% : Facebook's approach to political ads reflects its larger view on its role in elections.
65% : The decision comes after the company endured more than three months of criticism from Democratic politicians and activists over its decision not to fact-check ads from political campaigns.
64% : "Through extensive outreach and consultations we heard about the importance of these tools for reaching key audiences from a wide range of NGOs, non-profits, political groups, and campaigns, including both Republican and Democrat committees in the U.S.," he wrote.

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