How to turn off political ads in your Facebook News Feed

Source: Vox - View Original Article
Published: Jul 02, 2020
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Bias Rating:

89% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:

89% Positive Sentiment + Policies: Anti-Discrimination Laws = 89% Liberal


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Sentiments

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94% "Please consider making a contribution to Vox today."
93% "That means if you don't want to see ads, you'll have to follow a series of steps."
88% "Note that this feature isn't yet available for many users -- it's only starting to roll out today to some US users."
87% "Vox's work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources -- particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn."
85% "Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires."
79% "Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding."
75% "Facebook has faced sustained criticism since the 2016 US presidential election that the company isn't doing enough to limit political misinformation on its platform and, as a result, is hurting democracy."
71% "If you prefer to watch a video that explains how to do this, you can see one here for Facebook and here for Instagram."
68% "Facebook's new policy to let you ignore political ads is opt-in."
64% "Here's how you can do that."
62% "Now, politicians can still spread half-truths and blatant lies in political ads -- but you don't have to see these ads on your feed if you don't want to."
53% "Facebook recently announced that it is now letting users turn off political ads on both their Facebook and Instagram feeds."
-58% "Facebook says all US users should have this option in the next few weeks."
-69% "Facebook said it will be giving users more control over seeing political ads as part of a larger announcement defending how it handles politicians' controversial posts and its initiative to launch a Voting Information Center that aims to register 4 million users to vote ahead of the 2020 US presidential election."
-93% "The new move seems to be a compromise to critics who think Facebook shouldn't let politicians lie in ads (Facebook largely allows this, arguing that moderating politicians' speech would amount to censorship)."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

94% : Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
93% : That means if you don't want to see ads, you'll have to follow a series of steps.
89% : Most recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come under fire from civil rights advocates and his own employees for not moderating a series of posts by President Trump that made false claims about voting by mail in California.
88% : Note that this feature isn't yet available for many users -- it's only starting to roll out today to some US users.
87% : Vox's work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources -- particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn.
85% : Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires.
79% : Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding.
75% : Facebook has faced sustained criticism since the 2016 US presidential election that the company isn't doing enough to limit political misinformation on its platform and, as a result, is hurting democracy.
71% : If you prefer to watch a video that explains how to do this, you can see one here for Facebook and here for Instagram.
68% : Facebook's new policy to let you ignore political ads is opt-in.
64% : Starting Wednesday, people will be able to turn off all social issue, electoral, or political ads from candidates, super PACs, or other organizations that have the "Paid for by" political disclaimer on them.
64% : Here's how you can do that.
62% : Now, politicians can still spread half-truths and blatant lies in political ads -- but you don't have to see these ads on your feed if you don't want to.
61% : Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives.
53% : Facebook recently announced that it is now letting users turn off political ads on both their Facebook and Instagram feeds.
42% : Facebook says all US users should have this option in the next few weeks.
31% : Facebook said it will be giving users more control over seeing political ads as part of a larger announcement defending how it handles politicians' controversial posts and its initiative to launch a Voting Information Center that aims to register 4 million users to vote ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.
7% : The new move seems to be a compromise to critics who think Facebook shouldn't let politicians lie in ads (Facebook largely allows this, arguing that moderating politicians' speech would amount to censorship).

*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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