Facebook will allow users to block political ads

Source: The Hill - View Original Article
Published: Jul 02, 2020
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78% Conservative


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78% Negative Sentiment + Policies: Travel Ban = 78% Conservative


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99% "With fewer than five months until the 2020 election, real changes to Facebook's policies for their platform and how they enforce them are necessary to protect against a repeat of the role that disinformation played in the 2016 election and that continues to threaten our democracy today, campaign spokesman Bill Russo said in a statement to The Hill."
95% "The company is planning to make the option available in countries where it has enforcement on ads about social issues, elections and politics in the fall."
90% "so we're also introducing the ability to turn off seeing political ads, Zuckerberg wrote in a USA Today op-ed."
86% ": Zuckerberg expresses 'disgust,' keeps policies |"
77% "The option will apply to social, issue, electoral or political ads with the Paid for by political disclaimer on them."
69% "For those of you who've already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you --"
68% "The option to turn off political ads altogether will be available for a portion of U.S. users starting Wednesday, the company said in a blog post."
56% "The option will also be available on Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook."
-58% "The former vice president called on Facebook to proactively stem the tide of false information and urged it to fact-check political ads two weeks before elections."
-61% "CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergHillicon Valley"
-64% "The move comes less than five months away from the 2020 election, and as Facebook weathers continued scrutiny from lawmakers and advocacy groups over its policies surrounding misinformation."
-72% "The company's policies bar content that causes imminent physical harm or suppresses voting."
-75% "Facebook is pledging to help up to 4 million people in the U.S. register to vote by November."
-80% "Facebook has defended its decision to allow political ads to contain misinformation as an effort to promote free speech."
-82% "The step was made as part of a larger initiative from the company to boost voter registration this year."

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99% : "With fewer than five months until the 2020 election, real changes to Facebook's policies for their platform and how they enforce them are necessary to protect against a repeat of the role that disinformation played in the 2016 election and that continues to threaten our democracy today," campaign spokesman Bill Russo said in a statement to The Hill.
95% : The company is planning to make the option available in countries where it has enforcement on ads about social issues, elections and politics in the fall.
93% : QAnon follower favored for congressional seat Big Tech's artificial intelligence aristocracy Zuckerberg, Chan say they're 'disgusted' by Trump's 'incendiary' Facebook rhetoric MORE announced Tuesday.
93% : He argued in the USA Today op-ed that "accountability only works if we can see what those seeking our votes are saying, even if we viscerally dislike what they say.
90% : so we're also introducing the ability to turn off seeing political ads," Zuckerberg wrote in a USA Today op-ed.
86% : : Zuckerberg expresses 'disgust,' keeps policies |
78% : Facebook's current ad policy exempts political ads from fact-checking. Critics, including presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenJudge denies request to stop Trump rally due to coronavirus concerns Pentagon official who questioned Trump's Ukraine aid freeze resigns The Hill's Campaign Report: Liberal groups pressure Biden on police reform as Trump signs executive order MORE, have repeatedly called on the company to do more to moderate what they view as dangerous content on the platform.
77% : New doomsday cyber bills |
77% : The option will apply to social, issue, electoral or political ads with the "Paid for by" political disclaimer on them.
75% : Biden's presidential campaign last week sent an open letter to Zuckerberg demanding the company change that stance.
73% : "We'll still remind you to vote."
72% : Other tech companies have taken different approaches to political advertising.
69% : "For those of you who've already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you --
68% : The option to turn off political ads altogether will be available for a portion of U.S. users starting Wednesday, the company said in a blog post.
67% : The social media giant, which has more than 2 billion users worldwide, will begin rolling out a feature that allows individuals to turn off all social issue, electoral or political ads from candidates and Super PACs.
66% : Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey last October announced a ban on all political ads appearing on the platform.
56% : The option will also be available on Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook.
42% : The former vice president called on Facebook to "proactively stem the tide of false information" and urged it to fact-check political ads two weeks before elections.
39% : CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergHillicon Valley
36% : Facebook users are gaining the option to opt out of seeing political ads on the platform entirely,
36% : The move comes less than five months away from the 2020 election, and as Facebook weathers continued scrutiny from lawmakers and advocacy groups over its policies surrounding misinformation.
34% : But Zuckerberg has held that Facebook's moderation should not work as an "arbiter of truth" when it comes to remarks shared by politicians.
28% : The company's policies bar content that causes imminent physical harm or suppresses voting.
25% : Facebook is pledging to help up to 4 million people in the U.S. register to vote by November.
21% : Google said in November that it would continue to allow political ads, but would no longer allow advertisers to micro-target their messaging.
20% : Facebook has defended its decision to allow political ads to contain misinformation as an effort to promote free speech.
18% : The step was made as part of a larger initiative from the company to boost voter registration this year.

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