Tech's steadily tightening limits on political ads

Source: Axios - View Original Article
Published: Oct 08, 2020
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Bias Rating:

66% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 66% Liberal:

  • 1 negative sentiment for Police funding


Policies:

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Sentiments

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98% "Banning political ads is one way to limit both kinds of problems.""
76% "Some have enacted strict bans and allow no political, social or election ads whatsoever, while others have put more temporary or partial limits in ..."
72% "Long before the internet, the U.S. government passed sweeping laws governing political advertising on regulated media like television and radio.""
60% "Why it matters: Formal federal regulation of online political ads is not in sight, but the pressure on platforms from lawmakers and activists has ..."
54% "Nearly every major tech platform has acted to limit political ads in some way since 2016.""
-53% "Now much of the worry is about American politicians spreading misinformation.""
-60% "Catch up quick:""
-62% "Those laws required advertisers to disclose their identities and spending information.""
-66% "The big picture: Congress has mostly given up on efforts in this area after it failed to pass the Honest Ads Act into law ..."
-74% "The intrigue: After 2016, foreign interference was seen as the biggest problem platforms face with political information and ads.""


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

34% : The big picture: Congress has mostly given up on efforts in this area after it failed to pass the Honest Ads Act into law in 2018, and the Federal Election Commission, which can make rules around campaign spending, is essentially non-functional for now.
98% : Banning political ads is one way to limit both kinds of problems.
76% : Some have enacted strict bans and allow no political, social or election ads whatsoever, while others have put more temporary or partial limits in place.
72% : Long before the internet, the U.S. government passed sweeping laws governing political advertising on regulated media like television and radio.
60% : Why it matters: Formal federal regulation of online political ads is not in sight, but the pressure on platforms from lawmakers and activists has so far been enough to push them to act voluntarily.
54% : Nearly every major tech platform has acted to limit political ads in some way since 2016.
47% : Be smart: Most of these limits have been placed in response to the 2016 election, where tech platforms, but particularly Facebook, were blamed for Russian election interference.
47% : Now much of the worry is about American politicians spreading misinformation.
40% : Catch up quick:
38% : Those laws required advertisers to disclose their identities and spending information.
26% : The intrigue: After 2016, foreign interference was seen as the biggest problem platforms face with political information and ads.

*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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