Facebook to let users turn off political adverts

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Published: Jul 02, 2020
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52% Conservative


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100% "It's the single most powerful expression of democracy, the best way to hold our leaders accountable, and how we address many of the issues our country is grappling with."
91% "The firm also said it will share reliable information from state and local election authorities."
89% "Last month Mr Zuckerberg faced criticism for leaving up a series of posts by President Donald Trump, including one that Twitter labelled as containing misleading information about mail-in ballots."
85% "Rival social platform Twitter banned political advertising last October."
84% "Facebook launches WhatsApp digital payment serviceTrump signs order targeting social media giantsInstagram 'will overtake Twitter as a news source' Users that have blocked political adverts will also be able to report them if they continue to appear."
79% "The feature, which will start rolling out on Wednesday, allows users to turn off political, electoral and social issue adverts from candidates and other organisations that have the Paid for political disclaimer."
75% "Information on offer will include how to register to vote and details about mail-in ballots."
74% "Facebook estimates that the hub will reach 160 million Americans by the 3 November election."
69% "For those of you who've already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you --"
57% "Mr Zuckerberg went on to encourage people who aren't signed up as voters to register in time for the US election in November."
54% "I believe Facebook has a responsibility not just to prevent voter suppression -- which disproportionately targets people of colour -- but to actively support well-informed voter engagement, registration, and turnout."
51% "Social media companies are at the centre of a political storm in the run-up to the US election."
-51% "Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg says users will be able to turn off political adverts on the social network in the run-up to the 2020 US election."
-60% "Facebook has faced heavy criticism for allowing adverts from politicians that contain false information."
-68% "so we're also introducing the ability to turn off seeing political ads, Mr Zuckerberg wrote."

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100% : It's the single most powerful expression of democracy, the best way to hold our leaders accountable, and how we address many of the issues our country is grappling with.
91% : The firm also said it will share reliable information from state and local election authorities.
89% : Last month Mr Zuckerberg faced criticism for leaving up a series of posts by President Donald Trump, including one that Twitter labelled as containing misleading information about mail-in ballots.
85% : Rival social platform Twitter banned political advertising last October.
84% : Facebook launches WhatsApp digital payment serviceTrump signs order targeting social media giantsInstagram 'will overtake Twitter as a news source' Users that have blocked political adverts will also be able to report them if they continue to appear.
82% : "Voting is voice.
82% : It was the first time that Twitter had flagged the US president's tweets.
79% : In a piece written for USA Today newspaper, he also says he hopes to help four million Americans sign up as new voters.
79% : The feature, which will start rolling out on Wednesday, allows users to turn off political, electoral and social issue adverts from candidates and other organisations that have the "Paid for" political disclaimer.
75% : Information on offer will include how to register to vote and details about mail-in ballots.
74% : Facebook estimates that the hub will reach 160 million Americans by the 3 November election.
73% : It came as Mr Trump continued to accuse companies such as Twitter and Facebook of stifling conservative voices.
72% : As part of the initiative a new information hub, called The Voting Information Center, will be put at the top of American users' Facebook and Instagram feeds from the beginning of July.
71% : The company said it plans to make the feature available to all US users over the next few weeks and will offer it in other countries this autumn.
69% : "For those of you who've already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you --
57% : Mr Zuckerberg went on to encourage people who aren't signed up as voters to register in time for the US election in November.
54% : "I believe Facebook has a responsibility not just to prevent voter suppression -- which disproportionately targets people of colour -- but to actively support well-informed voter engagement, registration, and turnout."
52% : Also in May, Mr Trump signed an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.
51% : Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram will give users the option to turn off political adverts when they appear or they can block them using the settings features.
51% : Social media companies are at the centre of a political storm in the run-up to the US election.
49% : Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg says users will be able to turn off political adverts on the social network in the run-up to the 2020 US election.
40% : Facebook has faced heavy criticism for allowing adverts from politicians that contain false information.
32% : so we're also introducing the ability to turn off seeing political ads," Mr Zuckerberg wrote.

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